Olympic Day was held in Kuressaare

Hundreds of children interested in sports took part in the Olympic Day held in Kuressaare as a part of TV 10 Olympic Start 50th season finals and enjoyed fencing and meeting Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Julia Beljajeva. The idea of the Olympic Day is that fitness activities should be enjoyed.

The children's competition held by Tartu Kalev for 5–10-year-olds culminated with the 60-meter sprint final event. Of a hundred participants, the girls’ top result was shown by Mette Mirjam Kuusik, and Joonas Puiestee was the winner among the boys. For the first time, 2-4-year-old sports fans were participating in „Tillu jooks“, receiving medals from the Olympic champion herself.

In the section of the NOC and the Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, there was an exhibition of Estonian Olympic athletes’ souvenirs. There was also a display of Tokyo 2020 gold medal won by epeé fencer Julia Beljajeva and children could try fencing under the supervision of Estonian Olympic Committee's (EOK) Secretary-General, Siim Sukles.

Olympic Day is nowadays developing into much more than a run or just a sports event. Based on the three pillars “move”, “learn” and “discover”, National Olympic Committees are deploying sports, cultural and educational activities that address everybody - regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability. The Olympic Day is meant to celebrate the beginning of the contemporary Olympic movement in 1894, when Pierre de Coubertin proposal to revive the tradition of the Olympic Games was unanimously approved in Sorbonne, Paris, and the International Olympic Committee was established.