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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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AOP returns to physical gatherings and holds 32nd Annual Session in Portoalegre

“Olympism in transition” was the main subject of the 32nd Annual Session of the NOA of Portugal (AOP), which took place in the city of Portalegre from 3rd to 5th December 2021. It was the first physical AOP Annual Session since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and was jointly hosted by the Municipality of …

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Invitation to concluding “Athletes Friendly Education” conference

Together with its partners, the Olympic Committee of Slovenia carried out a project called “Athletes Friendly Education” with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project’s main objective was to develop an evaluation system for educational institutions that support athletes during their sports careers and education. The National Olympic Academies of …

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Ukrainian NOA hosts “OlympicLab” workshop for preschool children

On 18th November, the Chernivtsi branch of the Ukrainian Olympic Academy hosted an ecology workshop for preschoolers as part of the “OlympicLab” project. During the session, the children learned about the Olympic values and the importance of conserving the natural environment around them. The workshop also featured a game which helped the children to practise sorting rubbish into …

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Future course set for further development of Slovak Olympic Academy

The Slovak Olympic Academy (SOA), led by Director Elena Malikova, has been reorganised according to a new strategic plan for the future of the NOA. The twelve-page document defines the basic elements of the SOA, taking into account the challenges and opportunities the SOA will face over the next nine years. The SOA’s goal is …

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New publication from the German Olympic Academy – “The Educational Potential of the Olympic Idea” – out now!

On behalf of the German Olympic Academy (DOA), the EOA is pleased to announce the recent publication of a new book entitled “The Educational Potential of the Olympic Idea” which is now available digitally and in print.   The new publication is an anthology offering a broad variety of perspectives on topics relating to the Olympic Games. …

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Olympic champion and concentration camp survivor Viktor Chukarin celebrated by NOA of Ukraine

In November 2021, the NOA of Ukraine celebrated the centennial anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian gymnast Viktor Chukarin. Born on 9th November 1921 in Krasnoarmeyskoye, Chukarin survived imprisonment as a prisoner of war in 17 Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, before becoming an Olympic champion in 1952. At the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games, he …

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Kosovo delegation meets with NOA of Croatia

September 2021 marked the foundation of the Kosovo Olympic Academy under the guidance of the Kosovo Olympic Committee (KOC). A delegation from the Kosovo Olympic Committee subsequently visited the Croatian Olympic Academy (HOA) in mid-October of this year. The three-member delegation, formed by KOC General Secretary Besim Aliti, and the coordinators of the Kosovo Olympic …

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Olympic Forum for bachelor and master students in November 2021

The Belarusian Olympic Academy together with the NOC of Belarus and the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture is organizing a forum called “Olympic Movement, Student Sports, Communications and Education”. The hybrid event is aimed at bachelor and master students and intends to provide a platform for exchange on how to promote a healthy lifestyle …

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