During the recently concluded Women’s Asian Games Qualifier 2022 in Jakarta, the Asian Hockey Federation organised the celebrations for the Olympic Day under the banner of the International Hockey Federation. The participating teams, the volunteers, the spectators, the VIP guests from Indonesia and abroad all joined the Olympic Day welcoming celebrations to make it a memorable occasion.
It was in 1947 during the 41st Session of the International Olympic Committee in Stockholm, that Doctor Gruss, IOC member in Czechoslovakia, presented a report on a World Olympic Day celebration which would primarily be a day of promoting the Olympic idea. The project was adopted some months later on the occasion of the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz in January 1948. The first Olympic Day was celebrated on 23 June 1948.
On the eve of the celebrations in Jakarta, Chief Executive AHF, Chairman FIH Olympic Relations and IOC Commission Member Dato Tayyab Ikram addressed the gathering stating the importance and value of the Olympic Day celebrations, “The goal of the Olympic Movement is to build a peaceful and better world. We educate our youth through sports. We promote spirit of friendship, love and solidarity. We celebrate Olympic Day to send to world the message of unity and harmony. We celebrate to tell the world “We are One”, and we should work together to spread peace and harmony. We advocate human rights, we promote culture and heritage, we work to ensure sustainable and positive legacy, and we work to promote peace and development. The Asian Hockey Federation and the International Hockey Federation welcome the 2022 Olympic Day and hope that it will cause a strong impact to promote global peace and harmony.