Olympic Day Message

Olympic Day Message from IOC President, Jacques Rogge

Dear participants,

Today, people around the world are celebrating Olympic Day.

This Day is more than an annual commemoration of the birth of the modern Olympic Movement.

It is an inclusive celebration that attracts participants regardless of age, gender or sporting ability.

It is a day which brings the Olympic values and the joy of sport to communities all over the world.

It is also a great opportunity to engage youth in sport.

That is the beauty of Olympic Day – it really doesn’t matter how it is celebrated as long as it helps people move, learn or discover through sport.

I wish you all a happy Olympic Day 2013!


Jacques ROGGE

IOC President