Today marks ‘Olympic Day’, an international Olympic Movement promoting mass participation in sport across the globe regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or athletic ability.
The date commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris and normally sees fun run activities taking place across the world.
This year, Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already recorded of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11am local time across 20 time zones on the Olympics Instagram live.
We’re also using Olympic Day to celebrate East Village’s history as the former Athletes’ Village. This time eight years ago it was gearing up to welcome the first of the 17,000 athletes and officials who lived here during the 2012 Games.
Over the eight weeks of sensational sport the Athletes’ Village was buzzing. Competing teams would relax in Victory Park next to Victor the Gorilla and share meals in marquees put up on what is now Chobham Manor before heading home for a good night’s sleep (or for a post-competition celebration party!)
Find out which teams stayed where from this map of the former 2012 Athletes Village.
We’d love to know your memories of the Games – share your stories on social using the #London2012 and #MyE20 hashtags.