Int'l Olympic Day Today: This Year Theme Is 'Together, For A Peaceful World'

International Olympic Day is being observed today across the world to highlight the importance of sports and games in our lives.

The theme for this year's International Olympic Day is -- together, for a peaceful world. It recognises the power of sports to bring people together in peace.

The World Olympic Day aims to promote the participation of people -- irrespective of age, gender, caste, or religion -- in games and sports across the world.

Doctor Gruss, A Czech Ioc member, presented the idea of a World Olympic Day in 1947.

A year later, the day was observed to mark the birth of the modern Olympic Games.

Countries including Venezuela, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Austria, The United Kingdom, And Uruguay, commemorated the first Olympic Day in 1948.