“A Few Unforgettable Memories”: Swimming Legends Drop Never-Seen-Before Moments to Celebrate Olympic Day 2023

Published 06/24/2023, 11:10 AM EDT

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Swimming legends worldwide celebrated Olympic Day on June 23rd. Olympic Day is a global celebration of sport and unity. It commemorates the establishment of the International Olympic Committee by Baron Pierre de Coubertin on June 23, 1894.

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The aim is to promote the Olympic Movement and encourages people worldwide to engage in physical activity together. This year’s theme, ‘Let’s Move,’ emphasizes the importance of daily exercise and aims to inspire individuals across the globe. Dive into how these popular swimmers celebrated this special day.

Swimming icons share their cherished memories on Olympic Day

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Swimming legends took to their Instagram pages to share cherished memories on Olympic Day. The Baltimore Bullet captioned his post with “A few unforgettable memories, Happy Olympic day.” Ian Thorpe, the Australian Olympic swimmer, expressed his pride as an Olympian and encouraged dreamers to work hard and believe in themselves. He said, “For anyone who aspires to anything of accomplishment, you can’t simply just dream it will happen but you must work at it at every moment and believe in yourself.” 

 

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Katie Ledecky, a 7-time Olympic gold medalist, expressed her gratitude for the memories, friendships, and journey that the Olympics brought into her life. Dara Torres, a 5-time Olympian and motivational speaker, reflected on her silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, emphasizing her relentless dedication and leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit. These icons inspire swimming enthusiasts with their remarkable stories. With the excitement surrounding Olympic Day, let’s delve into the theme of Olympic Day 2023.

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‘Let’s Move’ Olympic Day inspires global physical activity

In line with the Olympic Movement’s mission to promote sport for the betterment of society. With this year’s  ‘Let’s Move,’ as reported by Olympic.com, the objective is to inspire individuals globally. Mainly to prioritize daily physical activity. Research findings reveal that many young people fail to meet recommended activity levels for optimal mental and physical health. IOC President Thomas Bach expressed the significance of sport in strengthening both the mind and body, igniting dreams, spreading joy, and fostering unity.

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He emphasized the partnership with the WHO. He later added, “Sport and physical activity are the low-cost, high-impact tool for healthy bodies and healthy minds and resilient communities.” With the 2024 Summer Olympics, also known as Paris 2024, on the horizon, the celebration of Olympic Day brings attention to the power of movement, urging people worldwide to incorporate daily exercise into their lives.

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Gincy Abraham

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Gincy Abraham, an accomplished sports news writer at EssentiallySports, has a profound passion for surfing and a talent for covering the latest developments in sports. With expertise in Olympic news, Gincy captures the essence of the global sporting event. With a bachelor's degree in journalism and years of experience as a news reporter, Gincy is always in pursuit to deliver accurate content religiously.
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