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Celebrate Olympic and Paralympic Day at the U.S, Olympic & Paralympic Museum happening on June 22!

Since 1884, Olympic and Paralympic Day is celebrated worldwide June 23, honoring the birth of the modern Olympic Games. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee worked with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee to join the two movements and recognize the day as Olympic and Paralympic Day.

The day celebrates friendship, excellence, and values, such as fitness and well-being, that sports bring to people worldwide during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On this day, people are encouraged to get active, experience the joy of sports, and honor the Olympic spirit.

Celebrate Olympic and Paralympic Day at the U.S, Olympic & Paralympic Museum happening on June 22!

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The day consists of exciting events such as sports with demonstrations led by Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Meet 2020 Olympian Samantha Schultz, who will be showcasing her skills in modern pentathlon and offering guests the chance to try laser shooting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Then, from 2-3 p.m., watch Paralympic wheelchair fencer Shelby Jensen put on a fencing demonstration.

Discover unique Olympic artifacts with special demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The museum will have Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll be able to test your knowledge with Games trivia while touring and enjoy live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials throughout the day.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the Olympics and Paralympics with us. Get your tickets today!

The festivities will continue on July 27th with the USOPM’s Paris Summer Fest celebration hosted by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

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From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can enjoy the following:

  • Meet and greets with Team USA athletes
  • Sports demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Weekly Curator Collections
  • Live watch parties for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will take place from 28 August to 8 September.

About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration, and courage in every visitor. It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.

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Olympic & Paralympic Day is a celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic movements and promotes participation in sport to people of all ages. Join in the celebration at The Museum.

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