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16OLYMPIC REVIEWMore than 100 National Olympic Committees(NOCs) participated in this year's OlympicDay. Under the concept "Move, Learn andDiscover", sporting, cultural and educationalactivities were organised on and around 23June worldwide. In Australia, more than 50 Olympianswent back to school to share their Olympicexperience with young students and speak on the positive impact of sport on their lives.The NOC of Vanuatu organised a successfulsix day Sport Festival. The more than 1500participants discovered 16 different sports,learnt about HIV prevention and the dangersof doping in sport, competed in an Olympicquiz and gave their best in an Olympic DayRun. The fun factor was also guaranteed bythe moderator who happened to be a stand-up comedian.This year, Olympic Day was also widelyused as an opportunity to spread the wordabout the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG). In Asia, Hong Kong's YOG Young Ambassador,Sherry Tsai, set up a booth to tell people inthe streets about the new event, and invitedthem to compete against Michael Phelps andRafael Nadal in the Best of Us Challenge Chivinn Chum, YoungAmbassador from Cambodia, spoke toyoungsters on the occasion of an OlympicDay Run to tell them about the many benefits inherent to sport. Over 300 events took place in more than250 communities around the United Statesattended by 270 Olympians, Paralympiansand Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Forinstance, two-time Olympian and President ofthe US Olympians Association, Willie Banksreturned to his childhood home of CampPendleton to speak to the young participantson the Olympic Values. In Zambia, Olympic Day was celebratedfor the first time in the brand new multi-purpose sports complex which wasinaugurated by the IOC in Lusaka in May.More than 1,000 people from the areaparticipated in a 10km Fun Run, a 5km walkrace, a tug-of-war competition, other physicalactivities for kids and an art exhibition onclimate change and sport. In partnership with its national SchoolSports Association and its Olympic Academy,the NOC of Croatia organised several sportingcompetitions, anti-doping workshops andsessions on Olympic history which attractedabout 2600 pupils and 500 teachers. The kidsthat won their sporting competition during themain event in Zagreb's Athletic Stadium on 23 June, received their medals from Olympicchampions and medalists and also had thechance to meet young athletes who hadqualified for the YOG in Singapore.Across the globe, Olympic Day is aboutgetting as many people as possible moving,discovering new sports and learning aboutthe Olympic values.OLYMPICDAY2010:MOVE,LEARNAND DISCOVERACROSSTHEGLOBE