ASAMA hosting Olympic Day tour Thursday

Sport Art Museum and Archives in Daphne honoring Olympic Day

Staff Report
Posted 6/20/22

The United States Sports Academy is honoring Olympic Day Thursday, June 23, with a guided tour of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives on the Daphne campus starting at 2 p.m.

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ASAMA hosting Olympic Day tour Thursday

Sport Art Museum and Archives in Daphne honoring Olympic Day

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The United States Sports Academy is honoring Olympic Day Thursday, June 23, with a guided tour of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives on the Daphne campus starting at 2 p.m.

The American Sport Art Museum and Archives, at One Academy Drive in Daphne, was founded in 1984 and contains more than 1,800 works of sport art across a variety of media. It is free to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Thursday, a guided tour will be held at 2 p.m.

The first Olympic Day was celebrated in 1948 and was built on the pillars of “move,” “learn,” and “discover,” and encourages people of all ages to participate in sports activities.

“In 2022, the new pillar entitled ‘Together for a better world’ was introduced,” it says on the International Olympic Committee’s website. “It includes topics such as sustainability, inclusion, solidarity and peace, aiming to bring people together to contribute to a better world through sport. Each year, the pillar will focus on a different theme that will serve as a common global thread.

“2022’s theme celebrates the power of sport to bring people together in peace: a call to action for people to move together, up to and during Olympic Day, to show their united support for a peaceful world,” it says.

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