Monday , 27 June 2022


The Olympic Day Run in Ancient Olympia was completed

The Sunday 19 June, was held for 1st time in Ancient Olympia, the 1st "Olympic Day Run", an institution race for the global Olympic family that places the cradle of Olympism at the heart of world celebration of the International Olympic Day (International Olympic Day). After the huge success of the "Olympic Day Run" Greece that takes place since 2018 in Thessaloniki, the only Olympic Run in the country was also implemented in the cradle of the ancient Olympic Games, sending a global message and highlighting the role of Greece as a modern center of Olympism and promotion of Olympic values.

The “Olympic Day Run”, is the main event for the anniversary celebration of the International Olympic Day, the global institution established by the International Olympic Committee (1948) with the aim of spreading the Olympic idea and organized in Thessaloniki since 2018 and this year, for 1st time was organized in Ancient Olympia, connecting the sacred place with more than 200 countries in the world. The celebration for the establishment of the International Olympic Committee and the decision to organize the 1st Modern Olympic Games (ATHENS 1896) turns the eyes of the whole world to Greece, highlighting its central role on the world's Olympic and tourist map.

This year, for 1st time in Ancient Olympia, the place where the Olympic idea was born, the Olympic and Paralympic families, distinguished athletes, sports clubs, clubs and active citizens from all over the world, gave an appointment at the starting line of the 1st "Olympic Day Run" Ancient Olympia – declaring a dynamic participation in the the country's supreme Olympic running event. Young and old joined their footsteps honoring the Olympic spirit and "Fair Play" in the 4 and 1.5 km Games, which offered a unique athletic and tourist experience to the participants, as the routes surrounded the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and met the Alpheus River crossed by the Olympic champions in antiquity to reach the stadium of Ancient Olympia.

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