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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EMPLOYS project held first conference to discuss preliminary study results

On 22 October 2021, the first Multiplier Sport Event of EMPLOYS, in which the EOA is involved as a project partner, took place in Cologne, Germany. The objectives of this first public conference were to present the preliminary study findings and discuss them with the participation of athlete representatives and transnational stakeholders. The hybrid conference …

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Inauguration of new IOA premises and lighting of the Olympic Flame

On 17-18 October, several members of the EOA Executive Board gathered after more than a year’s hiatus due to travel restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic. The occasion was the inauguration of the new IOA premises and the lighting of the Olympic Flame for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing 2022, which will start in …

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EOA and EFPM signed Memorandum of Understanding

On 24 September 2021, the Presidents of the European Olympic Academies (EOA) and the European Fair Play Movement (EFPM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement sets a framework for a close partnership in the spirit of sport, tolerance and fair play and provides for cooperation in joint activities as well as regular exchange. The …

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ICSSPE to take over patronage for EOA General Assembly

The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) has granted its patronage for the next EOA General Assembly. The event is to be held in Sochi under the organisation of the Central Olympic Academy of Russia. In September, the organisers had announced a postponement to spring 2022 in view of the current situation. …

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