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International Olympic Day 2022: Why is Olympic Day celebrated? List of India’s biggest achievements in Olympics

First International Olympic Day: International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23 June every year to celebrate sports, health and survival and togetherness. International Olympic Day 2022 provides a moment for everyone to gather and be active with this purpose. Olympic Day, for the past two decades, has often been associated with Olympic Day running around the world. Runs are organized on Olympic Day all over the world to promote the practice of collective sport. The theme of International Olympic Day 2022 is ‘Together, for a Peaceful World’. On social media too, Olympic Day 2022 will be marked with the hashtags #MoveForPeace and #OlympicDay.

Learn more about International Olympic Day 2022 and its significance. Plus, check out India’s greatest Olympians who have made the country proud.

International Olympic Day 2022 Date

International Olympic Day 2022 is celebrated every year on 23rd June as the idea of ​​the Olympic Movement all over the world.

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International Olympic Day 2022 Theme

The theme of International Olympic Day 2022 is ‘Together, for a Peaceful World’.

International Olympic Day 2022: When was the first International Olympic Day celebrated?

The idea of ​​celebrating International Olympic Day was first adopted at the 42nd IOC session in St. Moritz. It was in 1948 that Czech IOC member Dr. Gras presented the idea of ​​World Olympic Day at the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, Sweden.

The date chosen commemorates the founding of the IOC on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne, Paris, where Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. The National Olympic Committee was put in charge of organizing the event and June 23 is a special moment in the history of the Olympic movement.

International Olympic Day 2022: List of India’s biggest achievements in Olympics

1. Major Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand had the opportunity to serve as the captain of the Indian hockey team at the Olympics. He also won three gold medals for India.

2. Neeraj Chopra

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by winning India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Recently, he broke his own record with an impressive throw of 89.30m.

3. PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu is the first Indian female athlete to win two Olympic medals. She won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics which was her debut in the event and a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

4. Mary Kom

Mary Kom qualified for the 2012 London Olympics women’s boxing event and made the nation proud by winning a bronze medal at the Games.

5. Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra was the first Indian to make the country proud by winning the individual gold medal for the first time in 2008. The then 25-year-old had won the title in men’s 10m air rifle shooting.

6. Your Mirabai

Mirabai Chanu won silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition. The athlete from Manipur lifted a total of 202 kg and made the nation proud.

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