IPA Brazil celebrate Olympic Day

23 Jul 2021

Following the cancellation of the Olympic Games in 1940 and 1944 due to WW II, the idea of instituting a date to commemorate the Olympic Day arose in 1947. Approval was given the following year, setting the date of 23 June in honour of the day of the founding of the IOC (1894) in Paris.


IPA Brazil, in partnership with the Cultural Integration Center of São Paulo, celebrated the Olympic Day with a large gala event, with an emphasis on the Olympic Games in Japan. Paralympic and Olympic athletes who will represent Brazil in Tokyo were honoured with the “Olympic Personality” award.

Coincidence or not, the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, after being transferred to July 23, 2021, will be exactly 30 days after the celebration of the Olympic Day (June 23), and will extend until 8 August. The Paralympic Games will be held between 24 August and 5 September.


The highlight of the event occurred when students from the Olympic preparatory school for underprivileged boys and girls, supported by IPA Brazil, brought the Olympic symbol at the time of the commemorative tribute to the “Olympic Day”.

The International Police Association – IPA has its own police games, the IPA Games, which will be hosted by IPA Brazil in 2024, in the country's capital, Brasília.

Joel Zarpellon Mazo, President IPA Brazil