Olympic Day in Tartu on 19 September


The Olympic Day will take place on 19 September at Tamme Stadium in Tartu as a part of TV 10 Olympic Start 49th season finals. Starting at 10 AM it will be welcoming enthusiasts of all ages to put themselves to the test in a variety of sports, meet Olympic athletes and visit the tent of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. There is no entrance fee to the event.

Various sports will be introduced during the Olympic Day: under the supervision of top athletes, visitors will be able to try ski jumping, shooting, BMX racing, sumo wrestling, karate, kendo, basketball, handball, football, etc.

In the section of the Estonian Olympic Committee and the Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, you will be able to meet various athletes, have a look at the mascots and souvenirs of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, watch anime, solve crossword puzzles and riddles. At the same location, you can play a game of Olympic rings and enter in a prize draw of cool Olympics-themed items.

A children’s competition will be held at Tamme Stadium for those who are not old enough yet to take part in TV 10 Olympic Start competitions (born in 2010–2015). The points received for the results in the long jump and the 60-metre sprint will be added up, and 8 best girls as well as 8 best boys will qualify to compete in the 60-metre sprint event to be held in the main arena. Each participant’ start number will be decorated with Olympic rings, and all the competitors will get a prize! The children’s competition starts at 9:30. Please register here in advance.

The Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.  Olympic Day is nowadays developing into much more than just a sports event. Based on the three pillars "move", "learn" and "discover", National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities.

 The TV 10 Olympic Start 49th season finals start with the opening ceremony at Tamme Stadium at 11:00 on Saturday. After four rounds, the leading position in the first group is held by Tartu Tamme School with 23,687 points, followed by Rakvere High School of Sciences with 23,178 points and Luunja Secondary School with 21,253 points. The leader to go on in the second group is the joint team of Orissaare Secondary School and Tornimäe Basic School, which received 18,171 points in four rounds. The second place is held by the joint team of Laupa Basic School and Imavere Basic School with 16,304 points while Avinurme Secondary School with 15,431 points is the third.