The Albanian Olympic Academy (AOA) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gathering at the Center for Openness and Dialogue (COD), a space dedicated to culture, art and research near the Prime Minister’s Office. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the book “Your Olympic Guidebook,” which was introduced by AOA with support from the National Olympic Committee of Albania.
Dr. Prof. Mariia Bulatova, the author of the book and President of the Olympic Academy of Ukraine, Vice President of the Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Vice President of the European Olympic Academies, was the esteemed guest of honor in Albania from June 12th to 13th. At the presentation, Bulatova was invited to share insights about the book’s concept and purpose. Designed to benefit students, teachers, and athletes, “Your Olympic Guidebook” provides well-presented and easily understandable information about the Olympic Movement.
The event was joined by partners from various institutions that have played a vital role in the development of the Olympic Movement. Members of the Executive Committee of NOC Albania, the AOA Board, representatives from the Academy of Sciences of Albania, the Ministry of Education (MAS), University of Sports, the Local Office of Pre-University Education (ZVAP), Olympic Education coordinators, teachers, students, and other notable people who have actively contributed to spreading the Olympic spirit in Albania were among the many attendees at the event.
During Bulatova’s visit to Albania, the President of the Albanian Olympic Committee, Fidel Ylli, and the Rector of the Tirana University of Sports (UST), Prof. Dr. Agron Kasa, signed a cooperation agreement between the Albanian Olympic Committee and the UST. The agreement aims to deepen cooperation in the field of sport, philosophy and the promotion of Olympic education, focusing on cooperation in joint projects and the commitment of UST’s students to the promotion of sport and the Olympic movement in Albania. The agreement was signed in the presence of Bulatova, who also familiarised herself with the University’s endeavors, and sought to explore potential opportunities for collaboration between prominent institutions in the field of higher physical education.
After productive discussions among key stakeholders, Bulatova was certain about the successful implementation of Olympic history values and the educational process and wishes success to the whole Albanian Olympic family!