The United States began celebrating Olympic Day in 2009, and it has continued to grow each year. In 2016, more than 870,000 individuals in 1,503 communities across the United States hosted 2,120 Olympic Day celebrations. There were 19 international locations that hosted an Olympic Day 2016 celebration. Host organizations and cities joined more than 980 Olympians and Paralympians in celebrating Olympism in their communities.
Athletes led discussions with youth about the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect. Sport demonstrations, fun runs and festivals also helped introduce young people to Olympic and Paralympic sport.
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