4 Days to Go: Olympians unite in Georgia for #Olympic Day

19 | 6 | 2018

More than 250 Olympians from the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games through to PyeongChang 2018 will come together for the All Generations Olympians Forum on Olympic Day in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Hosted by the Georgian National Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the National Olympians Association, the forum will pay tribute to all Olympians and elite athletes, while encouraging them to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among younger generations based on the Olympic ideals and the three Olympic Day pillars of move, learn and discover.

Olympic Day on 23 June marks the anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is a day that unites the Olympic and sporting family worldwide in a display of solidarity to promote the Olympic values and encourage people to get active.

Olympic champion Leri Khabelov OLY, President of the Georgian National Olympic Committee and National Olympians Association, will lead the Olympic Day celebrations at the All Generation Olympians Forum and will oversee wide-scale sporting and educational activities throughout the country. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and other dignitaries from across the sporting, political and cultural sphere have been invited to attend the event, which will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Georgian independence in 2018.

“Olympic Day is celebrated every year by Olympians around the world and I am proud to host our All Generation Olympians Forum on this special day,” said Leri Khabelov. “By uniting behind a common goal, we are hoping to inspire the next generation of athletes and ensure our children have the access and encouragement they need to participate from grassroots to the highest levels of sport.”

World Olympians Association vice-president Alper Kasapoglu OLY, who will be speaking at the forum and officially presenting the first Georgian Olympians with OLY recognition added: “This is a fantastic initiative that will showcase the role of Olympians in Georgian society. World Olympians Association wholeheartedly supports the Georgian Olympians Association and the NOC in their ambition to unite Olympians behind the Olympic Day message to encourage more people to take up sport.”

You can apply for OLY recognition by registering your details HERE. Get yours today and join a growing community of almost 10,000 Olympians worldwide who have claimed this unique honour.

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