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Protocol of Academic Understanding between IOA and CISM
The International Olympic Academy and the Conseil International du Sport Militaire signed a protocol of academic understanding in Athens, inaugurating the close relation between the two institutions.
The Protocol was signed by the IOA President, Isidoros Kouvelos, and the CISM Secretary General, Colonel Dorah Mamby Koita. The main point of this agreement is the organization of an International Symposium by CISM in October 2021 in Ancient Olympia.The President of the International Olympic Academy, Isidoros Kouvelos, welcomed the delegation of CISM underlining that the IOA is the international centre of Olympic education while CISM is the military institution that promotes sport and the Olympic values of friendship, peace and solidarity among nations.
On behalf of CISM, the Secretary General Dorah Mamby Koita stated that CISM is daily involved in sports and through this agreement with the IOA, it will gain more knowledge and promotion.The event, which took place in strict compliance of the health protocol, was also attended by Dionyssis Gangas, IOA's Developpment Projects Consultant, the CISM Sports Director, Colonel Luiz Fernando Medeiros Nobrega, and the CISM Academy Manager, Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Soares Pinheiro da Cunha.The Greek Arm Forces were represented by Captain Spyros Andriopoulos, member of the CISM Board of Directors, Head of the Hellenic delegation in CISM and Director of ASAED, Colonel Odysseas Paxinos, President of CISM Sports Scientific Committee, Lieutenant Commander Florentia Sfakianou, member of the Hellenic delegation in CISM and Police Sergeant Sofia Andriopoulou, member of the Hellenic delegation in CISM.