Recommended age group: 5–18
Time required: flexible - activities start at under 10 mins!
Travel to Tokyo on Olympic Day
International Olympic Day is a birthday celebration marking the founding of the modern Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin and the setting up of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 23 June 1894. It celebrates getting active and living the Olympic Values (friendship, excellence and respect) through three pillars of Olympic Day – move, learn and discover.
To celebrate moving on Olympic Day, any school who takes part in International Olympic Day by logging activity on Travel to Tokyo before 29 June will be in with a chance of winning a class set of exclusive adidas Olympic Day t-shirts for their school!
Olympic Day Challenges
Share to win with our Olympic Day Challenges!
In addition to logging your activity on Travel to Tokyo, you can join the international celebrations in the week of 23 June 2020 by sharing your Olympic Day activities using #OlympicDay at @GetSetCommunity on Twitter or @GetSetClub on Instagram – or as on story on our community page. Schools or families who share by 29 June 2020 will also be entered into our prize draw to win a class set of exclusive adidas Olympic Day t-shirts for their school - you will get an entry for every story your share, so get posting!
Wondering what to do to celebrate? Get started with one or more of our Olympic Day Challenges below and keep an eye on Get Set channels for more challenges, exclusive athlete content and Team GB plans coming soon...
- Get active for Olympic Day with the All Star Challenge or Random Routines activity guides (below), running a Home Sports Day, or trying another of our Tokyo Tens. Remember to log your activity on Travel to Tokyo to help win prizes for your school!
- Take part in one of our exclusive athlete work outs (keep an eye on @GetSetCommunity for details) and/or join the international #OlympicDay Relay by filming your self doing any sport moving left to right and posting your video @GetSetCommunity with the #OlympicDay. Find out more here.
- Learn more about the Olympic Movement with our International Olympic Day presentation and Olympic Torch Relay video, or test your knowledge with our advanced Olympic Day quiz.
- Read our article about London 2012's Super Saturday and create your own sports report – either for a past event, or to record what you are doing to celebrate Olympic Day! You can use the template provided, or write, record and/or film in your own style.
- Follow the Radio Taiso exercise routine below from the Japan Society to find a new way to keep active while discovering more about the culture of Japan, host nation of the next Olympic Games (now scheduled for 2021). Remember to log your activity on Travel to Tokyo!
- Try a traditional Japanese playground game – Kendama. Download our Kendama Tokyo Ten activity guide to find out how to make and use your own Kendama set.
If none of these challenges suit you, simply create and share your own! Explore Get Set for more International Olympic Day activities, keep an eye on our channels for more ideas and exclusive content during the week of 23 June and get creative.
Whatever you do, remember to log your activity, share your plans and activities on Twitter @GetSetCommunity or Instagram @GetSetClub using #OlympicDay or on the Get Set community page by 29 June for the chance to win!