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Olympic Day in Clermont

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:10 am

nl - olympic dayJoin the City of Clermont and South Lake Hospital for Olympic Day on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the NTC Track. This USOC-sanctioned event is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries.
Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover.
Plans are underway for Olympic-like opening and closing ceremonies, a parade for kids and adults to go around the track where some of the world’s elite compete and to engage in interactive games & sports.
Olympic Day is a chance to meet Olympians. Clermont is fortunate to have many Olympic champions and Olympic hopefuls who live and train here. This is an opportunity to meet some and to wish them good luck on their Road to Rio, where the 2016 Olympics will be played. Olympic Day is a stage on which to promote the Olympic Values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship through fun, interactive sportsgames and fun.
For questions regarding Clermont’s celebration, please call 352-241-7345 or 352-241-7122.
Olympic Day commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894. From May 31-June 30, communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day 2015 through educational programming and other activities.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has developed a turnkey program to assist communities across the nation in celebrating Olympic Day. The USOC will work with nearly 10,000 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to share their experiences and the role that the Olympic ideals have played in their lives at as many Olympic Day celebrations as possible.
For more information, please contact the Olympic Day Hotline at (719) 866-4535 or OlympicDay@usoc.org.