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International Olympic Day: History, Theme and Athletes Whose Olympic Records Will Never Be Broken

International Olympic Day: History, Theme and Athletes Whose Olympic Records Will Never Be Broken
International Olympic Day: History, Theme and Athletes Whose Olympic Records Will Never Be Broken

Today on 23rdJune is the International Olympic Day or you can say it “World Olympic Day”. This day is to provide awareness about sports, its health benefit and unity its brings among the people irrespective of the gender, cast, race and nationality.

It is celebrated across the globe. National Olympic committees celebrate this by arranging many sports and cultural activities. Their main aim is to make the world a better place with sports.

History of International Olympic Day

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The idea to celebrate International Olympic Day was first introduced by Doctor Gruss in 41st session of IOC in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the Czech member of International Olympic Committee. 

After few months later in January 1948, the idea was approved by the other members at the 42nd session of IOC. 23rd june was selected as the date to commemorate the day. International Olympic Committee was founded by Baron Pierre de Coubertin on the same day, .

The aim of Coubertin was to revive the ancient Olympic games, which was organized way back in Olympia in Greece between 776BC to 393AD.

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Theme of International Olympic Day

Well, Olympic always stand for peace and solidarity among the nation. Its theme for 2022 shows the same, the theme is Together, For a Peaceful World. Apart from the theme, hashtags #MoveFor Peace and #OlympicDay are also in the trend. 

Famous Athletes Whose Records in Olympic Games Probably Will Never Be Broken-

1)Michael Phelps-

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He is a greatest olympian of all time with record to most olympic gold medals won by any single athlete. Michael won 23 Gold Medal in swimming. So far, he won 28 medals in Olympic games with 23 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze.

2)Usain Bolt

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World fastest man's record performance was finishing a 100m race in 9.63 second in 2012 London Olympic games.

With 8 gold medal won in the Olympic game, Usain Bolt is the only sprinter in the Olympic who won 100m and 200m race at three consecutive Olympics 2008,2012 and 2016.

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3) Larisa Latynina

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The most decorated gymnast in Olympic game was Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. She got18 medal in Olympic games out of which 9 were gold. Still, she holds the record of most gold medals won by any woman athlete in Olympic's history.

4)Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon, a world famous long jumper, holds the incredible record of 8.9 meter (29.2feet) in 1968 Mexico City Olympic games and makes a history in long jumping.

5)Yelana Isinbayeva

Russian player Yelena Isinbayeva holds Olympic record in pole vault 5.05 meter in 2008 Beijing Olympic. She is known as greatest female pole vaulter of all time.

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