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Get Active for Olympic Day! 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 23, 2014, 12:00 PM




The 2014 Winter Olympics might have ended months ago, but that doesn't mean you have to put your Olympic excitement away until the 2016 Summer Games. Today is Olympic Day, an annual international celebration of physical activity and Olympic spirit organized by the International Olympic Activity. The IOC chose June 23 as Olympic Day because it was on this day in 1894 that the modern Olympics were first played.

For Olympic Day 2014, the IOC wants everyone to get active. You can do pushups in your living room, go for a run, swim — anything that gets your blood flowing. Or you can be like Michael Phelps, Lindsey Vonn, and the other Olympic legends in the video above and try a sport you've never played before or that you're not quite so good at.

The IOC has a lot more information about Olympic Day on its website. So check it out and get inspired.

And once you've set some activity goals for yourself, track your progress using any number of apps for your smartphone or mobile device, like RunKeeper, which lets you track your exercise using only your device. There's a ton of information about the app and how to use it on Olympic Day on the RunKeeper website.

What your plans and goals for an active summer? Let us know in the comments section below!

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