Czech Olympic Academy


Country Czech Republic
Name of AcademyCzech Olympic Academy (COA)
Česká olympijská akademie
Name of PresidentAlexandr KLIMENT
Contact PersonAlexandr KLIMENT
Foundation date30 April 1987
Year of accession to EOA2018 (founding member)
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Projects of the Academy

  • In 2020, a publication entitled The Rebirth of the Olympic Games was published, which for the first time in Czech deals extensively with the origins of the modern Olympic movement and Athens 1896.
  • In 2020, IOC OVEP manuals were translated into Czech.
  • In autumn 2020, The Olympic Century exhibition took place in Prague and Liberec.
  • In co-operation with the National Museum and the Military History Institute, a magnificent exhibition of Olympic Tokyo 1940–1964–2020 was opened in Prague at the National Museum in May 2021.  It focuses mainly on the three Tokyo Games – the ones that did not take place in 1940, the ones that were held in 1964 and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad that were (for the first time in history) postponed and that took place in the summer of 2021. The exhibition was open for 5 months and the exhibition also included accompanying events (guided tours, press conferences atc.).
  • Furthermore, the Czech Olympic Academy, in co-operation with the European Olympic Academies, initiated and prepared the online gallery Golden Memories – a photo memory of Tokyo 1964. 12 European countries participated in this project.
  • In 2021, the Czech Olympic Academy published two more books. First Antwerp 1920: for the first time at the Olympic Games under the Czechoslovak flag and then an exceptional and comprehensive Encyclopedia of Olympians, which summarizes all Czech and Czechoslovak participation from 1900 to 2018. This book was created under the direction of ISOH member František Kolář.
  • The Czech Olympic Academy also assists the Czech Olympic Committee in projects focusing on Olympic education such as educational zones for children and youth at Olympic festivals in Prague and Brno or, for example, the educational game „Prague and Brno #olympijsky“.
  • The Czech Olympic Academy is managing the project revitalization of the Olympic Study and Information Center of the Czech Olympic Committee.

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