- 01 Jun 2017
- Olympic News
It’s June! Olympic Day – celebrated on 23 June – is fast approaching. It’s time for everyone, everywhere, to liven up their daily routine and heed the Olympic Movement’s call to get up and get active, and enjoy the numerous benefits of sport on or leading up to Olympic Day.
Spurred on by a host of physical, cultural and educational Olympic Day activities organised by National Olympic Committees and International and National Federations around the world, millions of people of all ages and abilities will be moving, shaking, jumping and sweating during the month of June.
According to the World Health Organisation, globally, one in four adults is not active enough, and more than 80 per cent of the world’s adolescent population is insufficiently physically active. Let’s reverse this trend and get moving!
Draw inspiration from your sporting role models, Olympic champions, or aspiring Olympians training for next February’s Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Why not try a new sport or walk to school or work?
So what are you waiting for to join the movement?
Get off that couch, and show us what you are doing by posting photos or videos of yourself in action using #OlympicDay.
Check out www.olympic.org/olympic-day to see how the rest of the world is getting active.
Physical activity is proven to provide numerous important health benefits and prevent non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, depression, osteoporosis and obesity. Olympic Day is an occasion for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to promote the important role of sport and physical activity in society, in particular its enormous potential as an effective tool for youth development and ensuring people lead healthier and active lives. It is also an occasion to highlight sport for all projects and community-based sport and recreation programmes, which encourage participation in sport across the globe, regardless of age, background or abilities.