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Local Olympians to Celebrate Olympic Day in Lytton Plaza

Local Olympians to Celebrate Olympic Day in Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto Olympian Lily Zhang and other local Olympians will gather in Lytton Plaza on Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Olympic Day and help usher in Palo Alto’s recent installation of two new ping pong tables. 

Zhang who played table tennis in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics is a Paly grad. She will join Mayor Eric Filseth at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Lytton Plaza on Sunday to usher in the installation of the new ping pong tables that are now available for free public use. 

Olympic Day is a worldwide celebration created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games while promoting fitness, well-being, culture and education. It also creates opportunities for people to participate in sports across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. More than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration.

“On Olympic Day, we are proud to stand with Olympians around the world, to support the Olympic Charter and educate youth through sports to build a better and more peaceful world,” said Anne Warner Cribbs, 1960 Olympian and President/CEO of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee.

The San Francisco Bay Area, which has bid four times to bring the Olympic Games to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996, 2012, 2016 and 2024, is now supporting Los Angeles as they continue their plans to host the 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games. This will be the first time the Olympic Games have been in the United States since 2002. 

The public is invited to join the Olympic Day celebration that begins a 1 p.m. in Lytton Plaza on Sunday, June 23. Lytton Plaza is located at 220 University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.

For more information on Olympic Day in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Anne Warner Cribbs, President and CEO of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee at (415)264-2067


Last Updated: June 20, 2019