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08 Jun 2012
IOC News , Social media news

People get moving for Olympic Day 2012

This month, the IOC invites people around the globe to get active and use social media platforms to share their sporting experiences and spread the spirit of the Olympic Games in celebration of Olympic Day on 23 June. The annual event commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894.

Contest on foursquare

On foursquare, a mobile, location-based social networking site, the IOC is encouraging people to check into sports venues around the world – including past, current and future Olympic stadiums and training centres. When users check in to at least two affiliated venues and follow the IOC on foursquare, they unlock the official “Get Fit for Olympic Day” badge and will be directed to enter a contest to win a trip to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, which will be starting in a few weeks’ time. 

The IOC’s page on foursquare, located at, features historical facts about the Games and information about Olympic stadiums and facilities, and will soon feature locations where athletes have trained and places that might have inspired them.

What’s happening around you?

All of the IOC’s digital platforms are in Olympic Day mode. The IOC is also reaching out to its millions of fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter, asking them to join in the Olympic Day events by doing sports.  The Tweets are featured on a world map on, which also highlights action initiated by National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the globe.
The majority of the 204 NOCs are organising educational, cultural and sports activities under the motto “Move, Learn and Discover”.  By clicking on the events highlighted on the map you can find out about Olympic Day events taking place in your neighbourhood.

Go to the world map and learn more about Olympic Day

If you want to get active on Olympic Day and share in the fun, please join us on the following platforms and tell us what you are up to!

RSVP to the event on Facebook here!/olympics


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