This year, June 23 (founding day of the IOC), which is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world, has the motto “Move, learn, discover – together, for a better world”. Active or former athletes of Team Germany and Team Germany Paralympics will again provide special moments at all event locations this year, reporting on their career and experiences at the Olympic Games and Paralympics.
Olympic Day for the seventh time in the German Sport & Olympia Museum in Cologne
After two digital editions of Olympic Day 2020 and 2021, Olympic Day returns on June 23, 2022 with a new program at the German Sport & Olympia Museum (DSOM) in Cologne. On behalf of the DOSB, the German Olympic Academy (DOA) organizes a varied education and exercise program for school classes in grades 3 to 6 from NRW. In a discussion group, three athletes from Team Germany and Team Germany Paralympics answer questions from the students. Also present are judoka Dominic Ressel (bronze, Tokyo 2020), hockey player Christopher Ruhr (bronze, Rio 2016) and para athlete Maria Tietze (7th place, Tokyo 2020). In addition, the students can immerse themselves in Olympic history on a guided tour of the museum and try out sports such as breaking, fencing, judo or handbiking at various activity stations. The event is supported by the partners Sportland.NRW and EDEKA, Premium Partner of Team Germany, who will provide the students with balanced snacks.
Olympic Day Run with Christina Hering and Katharina Trost on July 3rd in Munich
In Munich, on the occasion of Olympic Day on July 3rd, an Olympic Day Run for children from 6 to 11 years will take place in the Munich Olympic Park. The running event is planned on a circuit of approx. 1.5 km around the Munich Olympic Stadium. The two track and field athletes from Team Germany, Christina Hering and Katharina Trost, will also be there. All participants in the Olympic Day Run, which is organized by Deutsche Sport Marketing (DSM) and the Bavarian Athletics Association (BLV), will receive a high-quality Olympic Day T-shirt. You can register for the Olympic Day Run free of charge here.
The Olympic Day in Munich is integrated into the opening weekend of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games “Festival of Games, Sports and the Arts”. In addition to the run, visitors on July 3rd have the opportunity to become active without prior registration, e.g. B. in fencing, wheelchair basketball, badminton or at an information stand of the DOA.
Photos with an Olympic torch at Kiel Week
As the former venue of the 1972 Olympic sailing competitions, there will also be an Olympic Day offer as part of the Kiel Week. From June 18th to 26th, held throughout the city themed “5 Olympic Rings – 5 Special Promotions” Offers related to the Olympic Games. On June 25, visitors to the “Open Park” festival in Kiel Werftpark can find out more about the Olympic movement at a DOA stand, have their picture taken with an Olympic torch and try out various Olympic sports on the site.
Contemporary witnesses of the 1972 Olympic Games discuss at the accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg
On June 21st, accadis Hochschule will host an Olympic Day event for the second time. On the subject “50 Years Olympic Games 1972 – In Conversation with Contemporary Witnesses” First, the Olympic participants Sylvia Schenk (athletics), Eberhard Gienger and Wolfgang Thüne (both gymnastics) report on their experiences in 1972 from an athlete’s point of view Rudolf Schmidt (former dsj department head) from the point of view of press and association representatives.
Other universities organize an Olympic Day
For the first time, four universities across Germany are offering an Olympic Day event. On June 21, the Olympic Study Day of the Willibald Gebhard Institute will take place in cooperation with the Institute for Sports Science of the WWU Münster. Prof. Dr. Meier (WWU Münster) gives a lecture on Olympic boycotts. the participation is possible both on site and online. At the German Sport University in Cologne, too, the Olympic Day is being organized by Prof. Dr. Wasong and Dr. Molzberger (Institute for Sports History/Center for Olympic Studies). On July 1st, students from the Institute of Sports Science at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will provide information about the Olympic movement at JGU SportsDay, conduct an Olympic quiz and offer various exercise offers such as skateboarding or floorball. In the afternoon there is an Olympic Day Run on campus.
The Olympic Day events at the PH Ludwigsburg will conclude on July 12th and 13th. The focus is on “50 years of the Olympic Games in Munich: A look back from a gymnastics perspective” and “Human rights and sport with a view to the Olympic Games in Beijing 2022 and the football World Cup 2022 in Qatar”. Registration is via email to Prof. Dr. Hofmann.