As part of its ongoing effort to raise the profile and impact of St. Louis’ status as an Olympic city, the St. Louis Sports Commission has started a tradition in which area youth will run the Olympic Stadium track with Jackie Joyner-Kersee and other Olympians every Olympic Day on June 21.
The event connects to St. Louis’ Olympic legacy as host of the 1904 Summer Games and the birthplace of the Olympics in America. It also gives St. Louisans a chance to participate in the worldwide celebration of Olympic Day, created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894.
Your organization can be part of our annual Olympic Day Celebration in St. Louis starting June 23 and leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. To find out how you can participate, click the button below. Thank you for supporting the Olympic Movement!Learn More
Today, Olympic Day aims to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while also observing the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. The event encourages young people to move, learn and discover new sports and activities. Contact us to learn about how your organization can join the celebration and participate in Olympic Day.