We are getting closer to Olympic Day 2021, and with the Olympic Games taking place this year in Tokyo, there could be no better time to celebrate this historic day in sports.
Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 each year to commemorate the date in 1894 when Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games and founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Paris.
Even with the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we can celebrate Olympic Day this year in plenty of ways, especially online.
We invite all our members nations to unite around the FIH campaign #HockeyInvites Year of the Youth 2021, which has been mobilizing the Hockey community all around the world. Let’s show the world the future of Hockey by celebrating the next generation of players, coaches, umpires and technical officials, of all genders.
You can share your Olympic Day Celebration plan with the FIH, by tagging them on Twitter (@FIH_Hockey), Instagram (@fihockey), and Facebook (@fihockey).
For more details on the types of things you can share on social media, please refer to the following guide:
How to celebrate Olympic Day
- On June 23 or during the week of June 21 to 27, choose one of the topics below to celebrate Olympic Day, and involve your community in any way or form – a social event, a Hockey competition, a social media campaign, etc.
- Youth participation (playing Hockey)
- Youth Leadership
- Youth in Coaching
- Youth in Officiating – umpiring or technical officiating
- If you already have a project, don’t change it, we will welcome it with open arms!
- Gender equality is an UN/IOC goal and part of Hockey Identity, we must celebrate it.
- Use the hashtags #StrongerTogether #OlympicDay #YOTY2021, tag FIH on
Facebook (@fihockey), Instagram (@fihockey) and Twitter (@FIH_Hockey). Tag your NOC as well. And don’t forget to use the YoTY2021 logo
- Contact your National Olympic Committee (NOC) to share your ideas and coordinate your activities with them.
- Communicate about your Olympic Day project across all communications channels, including social media. Inform NOC representatives, IOC members, government representatives, VIPs who can help you raise the profile of your digital activation.
- Please share the following information by to email information email@example.com
- Project name and short description (1- or 2-line description will be enough)
- Contact person name and email address
- On the week starting on July 5 FIH will contact all nations that emailed their projects to receive more detailed information and also pictures, videos and other materials.
- FIH will select the best projects to be presented at the Year of The Youth Online Conference that is planned to take place in September alongside the International Day of Peace. The NA with the best projects will be awarded with Education programme support from FIH.