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 pillars of Olympic Day are move, learn, discover– Together for a better world. The theme for 2023 is #LetsMove which reflects the Olympic Movement’s desire to encourage people to take the time to move. On 23rd of June people all around the world will take the time to move together to benefits their physical and mental health.
The goal is to promote participation and peace 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.
Share your story to win!
Whatever you plan, let us know your Olympic Day plans or activities by sharing @GetSetCommunity or adding a story on our Get Set noticeboard using #OlympicDay and #LetsMove! If you send us your plans ahead of June 16th you will be in with the chance of winning a class set of exclusive adidas Olympic Day t-shirts!