United By Sport: Botswana celebrates the 70th anniversary of Olympic Day

Olympic Day is an annual, global celebration that takes place on 23 June. Every year, it sees millions of people – of all ages and from all walks of life – get active and participate in sporting, educational and cultural activities, encouraging them to enjoy and benefit from sport.

To mark the 70th anniversary, this year’s Olympic Day theme is “United By”, which aims to highlight how sport has the power to unite regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, ability, and works to build a unified celebration of Olympic Ideas and values.

In the spirit of global peace and unity, the Botswana National Olympic Committee is joining Olympic athletes, leaders of sport and members of the general public of all ages and abilities across Botswana to celebrate Olympic Day.

Globally, National Olympic Committees, International and National Sports Federations, Organizing Committees of Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, National Olympian Associations and Young Ambassador’s around the world have been organizing and participating in a myriad of Olympic Day activities to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, in the lead up to 23 June.

Sport has the power to unite through passion, teamwork, commitment, loss and victory. It unites by creating a shared well-being of body and mind. United By celebrates the power of Olympism to have a lasting positive impact on people’s well-being – physically, mentally and socially – every day. It shows the values of Olympism and the global community it creates, building lifelong relationships that foster mutual respect amongst all.

Continuing the Olympism theme in 2018, the IOC is launching its first Olympism in Action Forum (OiAF) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 5 and 6 October 2018. The OiAF will bring together stakeholders across the
Olympic Movement and society to open new dialogues, discuss global challenges, and share innovative experiences and inspiring stories to further mobilize sport to create a better world.