Des Moines Rugby Olympic Festival

Olympic Day 2015The United States Olympic Committee has designated a special Olympic Day on August 8th to coincide with opening day of the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships. Olympic Day features more than 700 events taking place nationwide, typically between June 14 and 30. 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. 

As part of this special Olympic Day, USA Rugby, Iowa Youth Rugby Association, and Iowa Rugby Union players and coaches will be running rugby demonstrations all across the Metro at YMCA's, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Parks and Rec camps. Please look at our schedule to find times and locations for these events. To suggest we come visit your club or group, please email

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COVID testing is available at the Des Moines International Airport.

If you need more assistance, or further resources, please reach out to our Event Experience Team.