Olympic Day Run 2024 will be marked on June 23. This annual commemoration, also known as International Olympic Day, is an international movement that aims to promote running. The Olympic Day Run is organized every day in the month of June by the National Olympic Committee. As we prepare to celebrate International Olympic Day 2024, here, we bring you the Olympic Day Run 2024 date, history and significance of the day that promotes that promotes Olympic values, encourages people to try new sports and other physical activities.

International Olympic Day 2024 Date

Olympic Day Run 2024 is on June 23. This commemoration is celebrated on June 23 because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formally established on June 23, 1894, through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin, who promoted competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games.

International Olympic Day 2024 Theme

According to the official Olympics website, The theme of this year’s International Olympic Day is ‘Let’s Move and Celebrate’ to inspire and encourage people to embrace the joy of movement this summer.

International Olympic Day History and Significance

Olympic Run Day is celebrated every year for almost an entire week, where people organize special runs and marathons that bring everyone together and encourage physical activity that has an array of benefits. International Olympic Day celebration helps people to truly appreciate this physical activity and how it can bring people together and help them remain healthy. The celebration is believed to help remind people of how the idea of reviving the ancient Olympic games came into being. The celebration has been a common practice since 1948 - when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the idea of Olympic Day to commemorate the creation of the IOC.

Traditionally, the Olympic Day Run is held from June 17 to June 24 by NOCs, with 1.5 km Olympic Day Fun Run, 5 km, and 10 km running activities. We hope the celebration helps you remember the history of the Olympic Games and appreciate it a lot more.

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