TORONTO – This past week, Olympians across Canada helped to celebrate International Olympic Day in Richmond, British Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario. Celebrated worldwide on or around June 23rd, Olympic Day honours the birth of the Modern Olympic Games and the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

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Young students get active during Olympic Day celebrations at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC on June 17, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Don MacKinnon

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London 2012 Olympian Monica Peterson holds a fencing demonstration in celebration of Olympic Day at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC on June 17, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Don MacKinnon

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Vancouver 2010 gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau shares his gold medal with a young fan during Olympic Day festivities on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on June 22, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/Greg Kolz

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London 2012 Olympian Michael Tayler signs autographs for young fans during Olympic Day festivities on the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on June 22, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/Patrick Doyle

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Beijing 2008 silver medallist Jason Burnett celebrates Olympic Day by throwing the opening pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game on June 23, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/Winston Chow

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Beijing 2008 silver medallist Jason Burnett with Toronto Blue Jays player Esmil Rogers and the Blue Jays mascot on June 23, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/Winston Chow

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