Join the Canadian Olympic Committee as it celebrates Olympic Day
TORONTO (June 23, 2021) – Established in 1948, Olympic Day is a cornerstone of the Olympic Movement and celebrated by approximately 110 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and abilities around the world.
Based on the three Olympic Day pillars of “move”, “learn” and “discover”, NOCs are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities aimed at everybody – regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability. This year, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is celebrating Olympic Day by issuing a new educational resource that focuses on all three pillars, called Olympic Sports Day.
Developed by the COC’s education team for the Canadian Olympic School Program, the goal of the resource is to get schools and families moving, inspired and excited for the Games that start just a month from now. It’s designed to help children and youth to discover new sports, learn to pursue their personal best, and get active by participating in 14 different activities based on the Olympic Games. It includes a downloadable package featuring 14 challenges, a personal best tracker and participation certificates signed by Tokyo 2020 Chef de Mission, Marnie McBean.
“Though sport is at the core of the Olympic Movement, it is about so much more than what is seen on TV every four years,” David Shoemaker says. “Part of our mission at the COC is to inspire people to be active and embrace the Olympic values. One of the exciting ways we do that is through Canadian Olympic School Program resources such as this one that teachers and parents can download for free. I’m incredibly proud that Canada is a global leader in Olympic education and our educational resources have reached millions of youth around the world.”
To find out more about Olympic Sports Day visit https://olympic.ca/education/resources/olympic-sports-day/, and follow Team Canada on social media to see amazing athlete stories that we’ll be sharing throughout the day.
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COC MEDIA CONTACTS:
Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Thomas Hall, Director, Communications and Media Relations