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Thanks for Olympic Day!


By admin - Posted on 16 April 2013

 
Olympic Day by the numbers:
214,500 participants
832 events
690 cities
632 Olympians, Paralympians, Hopefuls and Coaches
 
Held annually on June 23, this day celebrates the birth of the modern Olympic Games and is an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in the spirit of the Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.  
 

World Sport Chicago hosted its annual Family Sports Festival in coordination with Olympic Day Chicago on June 15 at Seward Park. Last year's Olympic Day/Walk to London 2012 event was an outstanding event as it featured more than two dozen Olympians, Paralympians and coaches who assisted more than 2,000 youth and their families as they attempted 30 sports.
 
The Pettit National Ice Center also hosted Olympic Day events over a two-day time period, with youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs and the YMCA taking part, along with Executive Director Randy Dean (team handball, 1976), speedskaters Bonnie Blair (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994), Dave Cruikshank (1988, 1992, 1994, 1998), Brian Hansen (2010), Jeff Klaiber (1988) and Diane Simpson (gymnastics, 1988), the co-chair of Olympic Day with Jim Millns (figure skating, 1972)
 
 
 

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