From June 21-30, 2013 communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day through educational programming and other activities.

Olympic Day is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair
Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is also a day to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s 3 pillars: Move, Learn and Discover.

As part of the Olympic Day celebration, the USOEC weightlifting team spoke with children from Northern Michigan University’s Wildcat Youth Camp about the sport and performed demonstrations. The camp is finishing a week-long program about the Olympics.

 

Weightlifting coach and two athletes stand infront of gym

 
Weightlifting athlete Holly Odovero holds bar overhead while children watch.
 
Weightlifting coach shoes children a lifting shoe as two athlets look on.
 
A young boy prepares to lift a rubber bar while class and athletes watch.
 
A young girl lifts the barbell overhead with the help of the weightlifting coach and an athlete.