Olympic Person of the Month

Each month, the European Olympic Academies selects an important, inspiring individual who embodies the Olympic values. Find our past portraits below.

Olympic Person of the Month February 2024

Katerina Stefanidi

Katerina Stefanidi is a Pole Vault champion, Olympic gold medallist, and world champion. Beyond her athletic achievements, she advocates for the mental health and well-being of young people.

Previous Olympic Persons of the Month

Roger Lespagnard

Roger Lespagnard, a renowned athlete, technical director, and coach from Belgium has left a significant mark on his respective fields.

Micheline Ostermeyer

While being the first French woman to win an Olympic medal, which she achieved at the 1948 London Olympics, she was a dedicated musician both performing and teaching the piano until her death in 2001.

Sergii Bubka

Sergii Bubka is a name synonymous with excellence in the world of pole vaulting. This Ukrainian has left an indelible mark on the sport and is widely regarded as the greatest pole vaulter of all time.


Aauri Bokesa’s exceptional achievements in sport, combined with her efforts to help children, make her a true Olympic Person of the month and an inspiration to athletes and social workers alike.

Josy Barthel

Joseph “Josy” Barthel was an exceptional Olympic 1500m champion, sports administrator and politician from Luxembourg.

Rosi Mittermaier

Introducing Rosi Mittermaier-Neureuther, also known as Gold-Rosi, a legendary German skier. She won two gold medals and a silver at the 1976 Winter Olympics, captivating the world with her remarkable skills.