The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established formally on 23 June 1894 through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin. It was the reason behind promoting competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games. Olympic Games had not been held in either 1940 or 1944 due to World War II.

In January 1948, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the idea of Olympic Day to honour the creation of the IOC on 23 June 1894 in Paris. It can be considered as birthday of the Olympic Movement at the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz, Switzerland. Olympic Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 June with a total of 9 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) hosting ceremonies in their respective countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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In 1987, in an effort to encourage all NOCs to celebrate Olympic Day, the IOC Sport for All Commission launched the Olympic Day Run concept with the objective of promoting the practice of participation in sport by men, women and children from all corners of the world and all walks of life, regardless of athletic ability.

India too celebrates the World Olympic day. Many federation come together to celebrate the special day of sports.

Hockey Himachal too were the participants.

They took to facebook to share their pictures and tell the world about their involvement. In facebook post full of photos, the caption read “Hockey Himachal were proud participants of the Olympic Movement on 23rd June! Here’s a look at the best moments from their #OlympicDay celebrations. #IndiaKaGame International Hockey Federation (FIH) Olympic Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India Sports Authority of India MYAS GOI”

Following is the link to all the pictures shared by Hockey India.

Hockey Himachal were proud participants of the Olympic Movement on 23rd June! Here’s a look at the best moments from…

Posted by Hockey India on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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