Why is Olympic Day observed? International Olympic Day 2022: List of India’s greatest Olympic accomplishments

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Every year on June 23, people throughout the world celebrate International Olympic Day to honour athletics, good health, and comradery. International Olympic Day 2022 offers a chance for everyone to get together and participate in activities on the occasion. Since the past 20 years, the Olympic Day has often been connected to Olympic Day races all around the globe. On Olympic Day, races are held all around the globe to encourage participation in mass sports. Together, For a Peaceful World is the theme for International Olympic Day in 2022. The hashtags #MoveForPeace and #OlympicDay will be used on social media to commemorate Olympic Day in 2022.

At the 42nd IOC Session in St. Moritz, the concept of International Olympic Day was initially accepted. At the 41st session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, Sweden, Doctor Gruss, a Czech IOC member, proposed the notion of a World Olympic Day.

The date was selected to commemorate the IOC’s foundation on June 23, 1894, at the Sorbonne in Paris, when Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. The event was organised by the National Olympic Committee, and June 23 will go down in Olympic Movement history as a significant day.

List of India’s top Olympic accomplishments

Major Dhyan Chand,

The chance to lead the Indian hockey team in the Olympics presented itself to Major Dhyan Chand. He also brought three gold medals to India.

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra, an Indian javelin thrower, makes Olympic history by earning India’s first-ever gold medal. With a remarkable throw of 89.30 metres recently, he also shattered his personal record.

PV Sindhu

The first female athlete from India to ever win two Olympic medals is PV Sindhu. She made her Olympic debut in the event in Rio 2016 and earned a silver medal there. At Tokyo 2020, she won a bronze medal.

Mary Kom

Mary Kom earned a spot in the women’s boxing competition at the 2012 London Olympics, and she brought honour to her nation by taking home the bronze medal.

Abhinav Bindra

By winning the first-ever individual gold medal in 2008, Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to represent his nation with pride. In the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting, the 25-year-old won first place.

Mirabai Chanu

In the women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition, Mirabai Chanu

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