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Hungarian Olympic Academy invites neighbouring Academies to the next EOA Seminar

On 1-3 March 2023, the town of Eger will be the meeting place for a handful of National Olympic Academies to review the situation of Olympic Education projects in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The Hungarian Olympic Academy, under the leadership of Zsuzsanna Bukta, is looking forward to an intensive exchange between NOA delegates, PE teachers …

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Art and education for the glory of the Ukrainian Olympic movement 

Despite the feats that Ukrainian citizens perform every day in the face of war, they still have the strength and energy to address the Olympic values and great heritage of the country.   The other day the Ukrainian Olympic Academy, together with the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, held a seminar titled “The Olympic Legacy of …

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The Congress through the eyes of the German Olympic Academy

The German Olympic Academy (DOA), together with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the EOA, acted as hosts for the four-day event. Numerous other tasks were involved in organising the congress. The German Olympic Academy Media Team lets you catch a glimpse behind the scenes from four different vantage points.

In Memoriam: Kalle Voolaid

Kalle Voolaid, the Secretary General of the Estonian Olympic Academy, unexpectedly passed away on 11th November 2022 at the age of 53. He was an established sports historian known for his outstanding engagement as a museologist in the Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum. Kalle Voolaid started serving as Secretary General for the Estonian Olympic Academy …

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Ongoing war conditions addressed in seminar by Olympic Academy of Ukraine 

The Olympic Academy of Ukraine (OAU) organised an international seminar called “Olympic Up-Tutorial” on October 18th, 2022. It was held online, aiming to support Ukrainian students during times of war. The seminar was initiated by the Olympic Studies Center acting on the base of the National University of Shipbuilding named after Admiral Makarov (city of Nikolayev) …

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IOC President Bach signed the Gender Equality Charter of the NOC of Israel

From a commitment to promote gender equality in sport and a sense of responsibility for shaping the image of sport in Israel, the Charter for Gender Equality of the Olympic Committee of Israel was written and signed on Olympic Day 2018. In the spirit of the values of the State of Israel and the Olympic …

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Cherry blossom and friendship: Slovak-Japanese impressions in Piestany

Connecting the world of art and sport is a current activity of the Slovak Olympic Academy (SOA). After all, sport and art go together, and the Sakura Challenge photo competition organised in cooperation with the Gymnázium Pierra de Coubertina in Piestany was one of the SOA’s pilot activities in the field of culture and sports …

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NOC of Israel strives to realize the vision of full gender equality in sports

The 2nd International Conference on Gender Equality in Sport, initiated and led by the Olympic Committee of Israel in partnership with key stakeholders such as Ministry of Culture and Sports, the USA embassy in Israel, the Israel Paralympic Committee, the Israel Women’s Lobby and leading universities, took place on July 10, 2022. The conference shone …

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Thomas Bach visits Albanian Olympic values festivities

On June 6, 2022, the Albanian Olympic Academy and National Olympic Committee organised “Festa e Vlerave Olimpike” event, which IOC President, Thomas Bach, attended. Furthermore, he inaugurated the new office of the Albanian National Olympic Committee. A greeting speech was given by the President of the Albanian National Olympic Committee, Fidel Ylli, IOC President Thomas …

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