NOA of Portugal elects new Board of Directors

Following the election held on May 5th, 2022, Mr Tiago Viegas was re-elected President of the Portuguese Olympic Academy (AOP), for the term corresponding to the 32nd Olympiad (until 2025). In this context, the composition of the NOA’s Board of Directors is now as follows: President: Tiago ViegasVice-Presidents: José Esteves and Gustavo MarcosMembers: Marta Lopes …

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EOA adds Kosovo Olympic Academy to its members

Since 2022, the Kosovo Olympic Academy has been a member of the European Olympic Academies. The membership was decided at the Fourth EOA General Assembly on 21 April 2022. Director Fitim Arifi and Coordinator Diellza Kelmendi presented the activities of the Academy. The KOA is part of the newly founded NOC of Kosovo and is …

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Invitation to EMPLOYS Conference in beautiful Rijeka

The European Olympic Academies is currently collaborating with the German Sport University Cologne on the EMPLOYS Erasmus+ project. The initiative explores employment relations of athletes in Olympic sports and the final aim is to provide policy recommendations to sport governing bodies, national legislators, and the European Union to improve good governance in athletes’ employment relations …

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Members endorse the current course of development

On 21 April 2022, the European Olympic Academies held its Fourth General Assembly. The digital event was attended by approximately 50 representatives, including delegates from 24 EOA members and the EOC, IOA, EFPM, ICSSPE and IOC. The Executive Board and the staff received great encouragement by the members and partners for their work, despite the …

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Sixteen sports administrators graduate from the Belgian Olympic Academy

The recent cohort of the Belgian Olympic Academy Sport Management Programme graduated in March 2022. Sixteen participants received their ‘Management in Sport Organisations’ diploma, in the presence of Prof. Annick Willem of Ghent University, Prof. Thierry Zintz of UCLouvain and BOIC CEO, Cédric Van Branteghem. The graduates are comprised of individuals from the field of …

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Newly Joint Cooperation between the South-Eastern NOAs of Albania and Kosovo

The Albanian Olympic Academy (ALB NOA) and the National Olympic Academy of Kosovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the offices of the NOC in Tirana. In April 2022, the President of the Albanian National Olympic Committee (KOKSH), Mr Fidel Ylli and ALB NOA Director, Enkelejda Caushi are joined in a meeting by the …

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A busy start to the year for Olympism in Israel

As the supreme body of Israeli Sport, the Olympic Committee of Israel plays a vital role in advancing gender equality, promoting performance excellence for women in Israeli sport, and the adaptation of programs and processes aimed at narrowing the gender gap in Israeli sports. To achieve this goal, we have worked tirelessly to pro-actively build a multi-year strategic program for 2020-2024.

NOAs of Russia and Belarus temporarily suspended from EOA activities

On Monday, 21 March 2022, the EOA Executive Board decided to suspend the Central Olympic Academy of Russia and the Belarusian Olympic Academy from all EOA activities with immediate effect until further notice. The decision is the EOA’s response to the belligerent behaviour of the Russian and Belarusian governments. The official letter says “We do …

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