In celebration of today being 2018 Olympic Day, the United States Olympic Committee is hosting more than 400 events in nearly 200 communities nationwide, with nearly 45,000 people engaged in celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
“Olympic Day is an honored tradition that brings together communities around the world to celebrate the values of Olympism,” said USOC Acting CEO Susanne Lyons. “We are so proud of the hundreds of inspiring Team USA athletes, National Governing Bodies and Multi-Sport Organizations that help spread the power of sport and Olympic values to the next generation of Team USA athletes and fans.”
Celebrating under the theme “Move, Learn and Discover,” the LA84 Foundation here in Los Angeles observed 2018 Olympic Day yesterday by partnering with 127 of Beyond The Bell’s elementary and middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Each school will receive an activation package, including a welcome letter, LA84 and USOC Olympic Day banners, instructions for a team handball sport experience and more.
“We are proud to provide young Angelenos the chance to learn, take part in, and be inspired by Olympic Day and the values it supports,” said Renata Simril, president and CEO of the LA84 Foundation.
Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894 and is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Its mission is to cultivate fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, as well as the three pillars of Olympic Day: move, learn and discover.
For more information on Olympic Day celebrations in the U.S., visit TeamUSA.org/OlympicDay, and join the social conversation using #OlympicDay.