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Latest news from National Olympic Academies about their projects and activities

NOC of Slovenia hosted FB-LS project meeting in Ljubljana

Mid-May saw the project team of the Erasmus+ funded project “Financial and Business Literacy in Sport for Athletes and Coaches” meeting physically for the first time to coordinate and align its tasks. FB-LS is led by NOA of Slovenia, and the EOA collaborates in the project as a partner, especially in the promotion and dissemination …

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Understanding the Olympic Idea and Values as a Challenge and Opportunity: Biebrich Castle Conference in Germany

The 8th Biebricher Schlossgespräch (Biebrich Castle Conference) of the German Olympic Academy (DOA) took place in Wiesbaden on 5 May, 2022. 100 invited guests from sports, politics, business and the media attended the annual event. This year, the focus was placed on the challenges and perspectives of Olympic and Paralympic sports. In addition to the …

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NOA of Portugal elects new Board of Directors

Following the election held on May 5th, 2022, Mr Tiago Viegas was re-elected President of the Portuguese Olympic Academy (AOP), for the term corresponding to the 32nd Olympiad (until 2025). In this context, the composition of the NOA’s Board of Directors is now as follows: President: Tiago ViegasVice-Presidents: José Esteves and Gustavo MarcosMembers: Marta Lopes …

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EOA adds Kosovo Olympic Academy to its members

Since 2022, the Kosovo Olympic Academy has been a member of the European Olympic Academies. The membership was decided at the Fourth EOA General Assembly on 21 April 2022. Director Fitim Arifi and Coordinator Diellza Kelmendi presented the activities of the Academy. The KOA is part of the newly founded NOC of Kosovo and is …

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Sixteen sports administrators graduate from the Belgian Olympic Academy

The recent cohort of the Belgian Olympic Academy Sport Management Programme graduated in March 2022. Sixteen participants received their ‘Management in Sport Organisations’ diploma, in the presence of Prof. Annick Willem of Ghent University, Prof. Thierry Zintz of UCLouvain and BOIC CEO, Cédric Van Branteghem. The graduates are comprised of individuals from the field of …

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Newly Joint Cooperation between the South-Eastern NOAs of Albania and Kosovo

The Albanian Olympic Academy (ALB NOA) and the National Olympic Academy of Kosovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the offices of the NOC in Tirana. In April 2022, the President of the Albanian National Olympic Committee (KOKSH), Mr Fidel Ylli and ALB NOA Director, Enkelejda Caushi are joined in a meeting by the …

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A busy start to the year for Olympism in Israel

As the supreme body of Israeli Sport, the Olympic Committee of Israel plays a vital role in advancing gender equality, promoting performance excellence for women in Israeli sport, and the adaptation of programs and processes aimed at narrowing the gender gap in Israeli sports. To achieve this goal, we have worked tirelessly to pro-actively build a multi-year strategic program for 2020-2024.

National Olympic Session for Students and Young Researchers held in Russia

On 2-3 February, the Central Olympic Academy of Russia (COA), the Russian Olympic Committee, and the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism jointly organised the XXXIII Olympic Session for Students and Young Researchers in Moscow. The session held online due to Covid-19 restrictions was split into two sections: one for the …

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Slovak Olympic Academy shares Activity Report for 2021

A comprehensive report on its activities in 2021 was provided by the Slovak Olympic Academy (SOA) in English language. Over the past year, the SOA has been working on sharpening its focus, culminating in a 10-year strategic plan that the EOA had reported on previously. Further, the current annual report features reports from the working …

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Olympic education during the Covid-19 pandemic: Russian sports institutions share best practice

On 15th December 2021 the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Commission on Olympic Education hosted an online forum to discuss the adaptation of Olympic education to virtual learning environments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Central Olympic Academy of Russia (COA) was represented at the Commission meeting by President Natalia Melnikova, Vice-President Vitaly Melnikov and Executive Director Alexandra Nikiforova.   The Commission meeting featured a number of presentations on Olympic …

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