The United States began celebrating Olympic Day in 2009 and has continued to grow each year. In 2012, more than 200,000 people in 529 communities across the United States hosted 632 Olympic Day celebrations. Host organizations and cities joined more than 550 Olympians and Paralympians in proclaiming Olympic Day and celebrating Olympism in their communities. Athletes led discussions with youth about the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect. Sport demonstrations, fun runs and festivals also helped introduce young people to Olympic and Paralympic sport.
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