Olympic Day 2024: Let’s Move and Celebrate a summer of sport in Paris

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 22.06.2024) :: Ahead of Olympic Day this Sunday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has highlighted the importance of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 in inspiring the world to move. Four weeks before the Opening Ceremony, the IOC President invited the world to join the IOC’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

“Athletes from all corners of the world and backgrounds are getting ready to participate in the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The athletes will inspire and encourage people everywhere to bring more movement to their lives, making it healthier, better and more joyful. We are very thankful that we could partner up with the World Health Organization again for this very important campaign,” the IOC President said.

He continued: “This year’s Olympic Day is a very special one, taking place just ahead of Paris 2024. The celebrations will set the tone for some exceptional Olympic Games in the City of Light this summer. The athletes, the fans, the entire Olympic community – all of us – are looking forward to Paris 2024: more inclusive, more urban, more sustainable. The very first Olympic Games with full gender parity. The very first Olympic Games aligned with the reforms of Olympic Agenda from start to finish.”

Olympic Day, established in 1948, is the global celebration of sport and getting active that takes place on 23 June each year to commemorate the day the IOC was founded in 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin. With Paris 2024 taking place in Coubertin’s birthplace, this summer is a special opportunity to demonstrate, once again, the power of the Olympic Games to unite the world in peaceful competition.

“The Olympic Games always build bridges, never erect walls. They unite people in peace and solidarity. This is the beauty of sport: it inspires us to move, it brings out the best in us, it keeps us healthy, and it brings us all together – as friends and as a community, wherever we are and whichever way we choose to move,” President Bach underlined.


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