Global Olympic Day is celebrated every year on June 23 praising the possibility of the Olympic Movement all over the world.
Global Olympic Day 2022 theme:
The topic of the International Olympic Day 2022 is ‘Together, For a Peaceful World’.
When was first International Olympic Day celebrated?
Observing International Olympic Day was first taken on at the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz.
The picked date celebrates the IOC at the Sorbonne, Paris, on June 23, 1894, where Pierre de Coubertin restored the Olympic Games. The National Olympic Committee was placed responsible for coordinating the occasion and June 23 denotes a unique crossroads throughout the entire existence of the Olympic Movement.
List of India’s greatest achievements in Olympic:
- Major Dhyan Chand–
He had got the valuable chance to act as the Captain of the Indian Hockey Team at the Olympics. He additionally won India three Gold Medals.
- Neeraj Chopra–
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra creates history by winning India’s first-ever Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
- PV Sindhu–
PV Sindhu is the first ever Indian female athlete to win two Olympic Medals. She won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics
- Mary Kom–
Mary Kom qualified for the 2012 London Olympics Women’s boxing event and made the country proud by winning the Bronze Medal in the Games.
- Abhinav Bindra–
Abhinav Bindra was the first Indian to make the country proud by winning the first-ever individual gold medal in 2008.
- Mirabai Chanu–
Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition.