Olympic Day

  • Dates: 12 Jun, 2016
  • Location: West Windsor, New Jersey
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USRowing will host an Olympic Day Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J.

Held in conjunction with the finals day of the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, all are welcome to meet and greet Olympic athletes, pose for photos and get autographs. Fans will have a chance to meet the U.S. men's eight, fresh off its performance in Lucerne, Switzerland where the crew qualified for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Send your Olympic Day photos and videos to @USRowing with #OlympicDay and #RowToRio.

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What is Olympic Day?

Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894, Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.  The Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – are promoted in every corner of the globe.

From May 31-June 30, communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day 2016 through educational programming and other activities. 

The U.S. Olympic Committee has developed a turnkey program to assist communities across the nation in celebrating Olympic Day. The USOC will work with nearly 10,000 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to share their experiences and the role that the Olympic ideals have played in their lives at as many Olympic Day celebrations as possible. Learn more here.

Check out a photo gallery from last year's meet and greet in Sarasota, Fla.
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