Madison, WI – The spirit of the Olympic Movement will rolled into Madison as the Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) hosted its celebration of Olympic Day.
The Morning Sports Report’s The Run to Rio held Tuesday, June 21st and included the actual 1996 Olympic Torch Muhammad Ali used to light the Olympic cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A panel of Olympic organizers and athletes discussed their insight into the games making this event truly special as we approach Rio. The Morning Sports Report is held quarterly at HotelRED, 1501 Monroe Street beginning with networking at 7:45 a.m. and program at 8:15 a.m.
The Morning Sports Report is a quarterly breakfast series, presented by Madison Area Sports Commission and ESPN Madison. It brings together those interested or working in sports. Registration is free, but spaces are limited. This event is one of more than 2,000 activities taking place nationwide during the month of June. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.
About Madison Area Sports Commission: The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is the greater Madison area's official sports marketing organization. Launched by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2010, MASC is charged with elevating the recognition and awareness of the impact of sports tourism on the regional economy while serving the unique needs of the sports tourism business. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, MASC is responsible for bring more than 45 million dollars into the local economy since its inception. For more information about the organization, visit madisonsports.org