It was Olympic Day on Friday, June 23, and the Sport Climbing community joined in the celebration.
Since the first Olympic Day in 1948, the event has developed into the only annual worldwide celebration of the Olympic Movement and is a day to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to the multitude of activities organized by 108 National Olympic Committees so far across all five continents, the Olympic Movement’s digital platforms have all been in Olympic Day mode in order to reach out to its millions of fans.
Sport Climbers around the globe shared photos and videos of their #OlympicDay sporting moments on social media as well. At IFSC World Cup Navi Mumbai, athletes and organisers in India kicked off the weekend of Bouldering by together forming the olympic rings with hoola hoops.
Reigning Combined world champion Sean McColl of Canada, President of the IFSC Athletes' Commission, shared a video of his indoor climbing to commemorate the occasion, and Lead star Stefano Ghisolfi of Italy shared a previous climbing achievement in Xiamen, China.
For more information on this year's Olympic Day, please visit the IOC website here.