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Thousands of you got active on Olympic Day!

Thousands of you got active on Olympic Day!
©Nanjing 2014

28/06/2013

From Lausanne to Nanjing, from Lillehammer to Sochi, tens of thousands of sports enthusiasts and YOG fans around the world got active for Olympic Day.

Nanjing, host city of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014, got into the sporting spirit by being one of 23 Chinese cities to take part in the 27th Olympic Day Run, sponsored by the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC). Seeking to promote a healthy lifestyle and spread the word about the Olympic Movement and its values, China saw over 50,000 runners taking part in the fun run.

However, Nanjing was not the only city to get in the Olympic Day spirit. Here in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home of the International Olympic Committee, over a thousand people joined the Olympic Day run. In the United States, more than 700 sporting and educational events were organised, with nearly 370 athletes attending to act as role models.

Brazil, host country of the next summer Olympic Games, in 2016, planned a range of sports and cultural activities, including sports clinics and chats with national sporting stars, to encourage young and old to get active and discover new sports. And a 3-km walkathon in Bahrain encouraged locals and expats to celebrate Olympic Day in a fun way.

YOG fans were also very active on social media, sharing with us their sporting moments as part of the Olympic Day contest. Stay tuned as the winner will be revealed soon!

Lillehammer 2016 Photos

  • Lillehammer 2016 Closing Ceremony

    PDT Bach and Honorary PDT Jacques Rogge in the audience at the closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Benoit-Olivier Groulx CAN (L) vies with Jake Wise USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN has a shot on goalie Drew Deridder USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN (Center) vies with Adam Samuelsson USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Honoka Sasaki JPN throws a stone during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Andreas Haarstad NOR sweeps the ice during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

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