Curriculum focus

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. The three pillars of Olympic Day are move learn and discover. The goal is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.

Our Olympic Day activity ideas can help you to use the day as a focus for young people to learn new skills, explore the Values and get active. You can also use the resources at other points during the year to explore the history, Values and spirit of the Olympic Movement and try some new (or old) Olympic sports.

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Share a showcase about how your school will be celebrating International Olympic Day this year for the chance to win a class set of Olympic Day t-shirts!