International Olympic Academy

The leading institution for Olympic Education

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“The Academy lays the intellectual foundation for preserving our heritage and for the Olympic Spirit to inspire the next generation of leaders in sport and society.”Thomas Bach, IOC President

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OLYMPISM

In our conscience the name Pierre de Coubertin is linked to the revival of the Olympic Games.

Coubertin Photo
1863

Coubertin is born in Paris and quite early, his intellectual pursuits awakened his interest for educational issues and the importance of physical training for the education of youth.

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1892

On this year, he referred for the first time in public to the idea of reviving the Olympic Games.

1896
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The first Olympic Games of the Modern Era begin in Athens, Greece

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Coubertin believed that it was necessary to internationalize sport as a vehicle for World Peace, Democracy and Mental & Physical Well-being.

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1937

He died in Geneva leaving behind him the historical and spiritual legacy of the Games.

After his death his heart was brought to Ancient Olympia where it rests in a special commemorative stele at the Coubertin Grove in the facilities of the International Olympic Academy.

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1961

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"All about training the Olympic leaders of tomorrow”

Isidoros Kouvelos
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Discover the Next Olympic & Paralympic Games

PARIS
2024

Summer Games

MILANO
CORTINA
2026

Winter Games

LA
2028

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Sneak a Peak: Blue Magazine Does Unique Fashion Shoot at Ancient Olympia
May 12, 2022
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Sneak a Peak: Blue Magazine Does Unique Fashion Shoot at Ancient Olympia

The new issue of Aegean’s onboard magazine, Blue, contains a special fashion feature with Greek designs, shot at ancient Olympia.

Stoiximan at the Sports Marketing Awards
October 1, 2019
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Stoiximan at the Sports Marketing Awards

Sports was the big winner at this year’s Sports Marketing Awards

IOAPA trying to bring Olympism to the world: 2019 Report
September 16, 2020
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IOAPA trying to bring Olympism to the world: 2019 Report

Many new members attended their first IOAPA Session.

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Cape Verde NOA Report
November 16, 2022
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Cape Verde NOA Report

Cyprus
October 1, 2019
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Cyprus

The Cyprus Olympic Committee continued the implementation of Olympic education programmes with various age groups.

Czech Republic
December 29, 2022
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Czech Republic

On Monday June 17, the concert “Masters to the Masters” took place at the Prague Rudolfinum, former seat of the Czechoslovak Parliament. 

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