International Olympic Day
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International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23 June.
The International Olympic Committee was established in Paris on 23 June 1894.
International Olympic Day was first celebrated in 1948.
In 1948, a total of 9 countries celebrated this day in their respective countries.
But with the energy and positivity with which Olympians have inspired millions across the world over time, the celebration has now become a global one.
Despite any discrimination based on age, gender, etc National Olympic Committees across the world organise creative events based on the three pillars 'Move, Learn and Discover'.
The theme of International Olympic Day 2022 is 'Together, for a Peaceful World'.
Tokyo Olympics 2020
The 32nd edition of the Olympics was held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 08, 2021.
Tokyo has become the first city in Asia to host the Olympics twice, hosting the successful Olympic Games in 1964 and 2020
Top 5 countries in medal tally
United States - 113 (Gold: 39, Silver: 41, Bronze: 33)
China - 88 (Gold: 38, Silver: 32, Bronze: 18)
Japan - 58 (Gold: 27, Silver: 14, Bronze: 17)
Great Britain - 65 (Gold: 22, Silver: 21, Bronze: 22)
Russian Olympic Committee - 71 (Gold: 20, Silver: 28, Bronze: 23)
India - 7 (Gold: 1, Silver: 2, Bronze: 4)
By winning 7 medals this time, India broke the previous record of 6 medals in the 2012 London Olympics.
The motto for Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'United by Emotion'.
The mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'Miraitova'.
The next Olympics will be held in Paris, the capital of France, in 2024.
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