Olympic Day is an annual event hosted by the Sports Authority Foundation. Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world. More than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect, and sportsmanship. The event is designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement. The day consists of Houston Olympians teaching at-risk
children how to play sports like Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, and Taekwondo. Olympic Day features athlete appearances, lunch, interactive learning experiences, autographs, and a Q&A session with the Olympians.