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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War in Ukraine: Has the Olympic Movement reached its limit?

Lessons learned from the EOA Seminar Klaipeda It is possible to promote peace through sport, but such efforts will only be effective in a wider context of political interventions beyond sport. It is becoming apparent that the Olympic Movement, as a political actor in the current Ukrainian war, faces a dilemma of excluding two NOCs …

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Listen in at the EOA Seminar Klaipeda on Aug 25

Registration for online participation in the EOA Seminar Klaipeda is still open and the EOA cordially invites all sports administrators, athletes, students, journalists and fans of the Olympic Games to learn more about “Opportunities and limits of the Olympic Movement for international understanding and peace in the context of current time”. Promising lectures by a …

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International understanding and peace will be focus of EOA Seminar Klaipeda

The EOA and the Lithuanian Olympic Academy have officially announced the topic of the EOA Seminar Klaipeda, which is called “Opportunities and limits of the Olympic Movement for international understanding and peace in the context of current time”. The seminar thus addresses a prevalent subject with regard to the Russian war in Ukraine. “Recent times …

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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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Warsaw hosts the fifth EMPLOYS conference to discuss good governance principles in athletes’ employment

The fifth EMPLOYS Multiplier Sport Event was held on June 17th, 2022, in the beautiful and historical city of Warsaw to discuss good governance in the employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports in Europe. Although attendees of the meeting were mostly participating online, the EOA and other delegates showed their support with their on-site …

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Date and place of the next EOA Congress determined

The Fifth EOA Congress (formerly “EOA General Assembly & Conference”) will take place between November 21-24, 2022* at the EOA Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. This was decided today at the Executive Board meeting. The event will finally be held face to face again after two digital editions and will feature both the annual General Assembly …

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