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Jacksonville celebrates Olympic Day today

Olympic Day is celebrated by thousands of people in more than 160 countries and is also being celebrated in Jacksonville today.

Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in addition to Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s three pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.

The city invites the public to celebrate Olympic Day today at the Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club at 10 a.m.

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