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NOC Culture and Education Champions’ Network
May 23, 2020
Journal
Education
NOC Culture and Education Champions’ Network

Seventy-seven delegates representing 69 NOCs were present.

Olympic Truce as an international institution
October 16, 2019
Journal
Insight
Olympic Truce as an international institution

Pierre de Coubertin et internationalismes
November 13, 2019
Journal
Insight
Pierre de Coubertin et internationalismes

Coubertin transferred to sport the concept of the World Fairs and the educational initiatives of the World Peace Congresses to strengthen respect between the nations. 

The external dimension of the EU Sport Diplomacy
September 11, 2019
Journal
Sport Diplomacy
The external dimension of the EU Sport Diplomacy

Major sports organizations and federations have for a long time been organizing themselves at the international level and putting in place umbrella structures

Olympism and Peace Education: a historical analysis
September 18, 2019
Journal
Insight
Olympism and Peace Education: a historical analysis

How do we apply a system of common moral values and cultural models?

Sport and an active society without walls. Social inclusion of refugees through sport and physical activity
September 18, 2019
Journal
Sport Diplomacy
Sport and an active society without walls. Social inclusion of refugees through sport and physical activity

Sport and physical activity can function as a vehicle of communication between refugees and host communities.

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Books

30 Years Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students

The commemorative volume “30 Years Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students” is a publication of the IOA comprising 58 texts, written by renowned academics from all over the world who have contributed to define the physiognomy of the Postgraduate Seminar, through their valuable lectures and supervision of the students’ papers as well as by young scholars who have gained useful knowledge and experienced the Olympic spirit through the IOA Seminar’s activities. The main aim of this publication is the reconstruction of the history of this academic endeavor, its human-centered character and its evolution through the years.

Looking Towards The Future with Hope.
60th IOA anniversary

On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th International Olympic Academy Anniversary, the IOA issued the book “Looking towards the future with hope”. The book comprises a selection of articles written by distinguished scholars, university professors and members of the Olympic Family. The book touches upon a variety of Olympic topics since the articles deal with issues of Olympism today and tomorrow, review the Olympic Values in today’s world, as well as the contemporary challenges in the Olympic Movement and the relation between the Olympic Movement and Peace.

Olympic Movement & International Politics.
A confrontational coexistence over time

The relationship between the Olympic Movement and politics has gone through many changes and levels of conflict, as both these social forces have a different starting point and different target. On the one hand, the Games are based on a warm and strong co-existence of different peoples, religions, ideologies and cultures, targeting brother-hood, solidarity, humanism and consolidating world peace. On the other hand, politics attempts to take advantage of any fertile ground to flex its muscles and to gain an advantage, able to assist in imposing any idea expressed each time. Over the 120 years of its lifetime, the Olympic Movement’s relation-ship with politics went through three major historical phases. The first started with Pierre de Coubertin’s noble idea to revive the Olympic Games up until a short time prior to the 2nd World War. The second phase started dramatically before the end of the 2nd World War and spans the years until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Without a doubt this was the most difficult period for the Olympic Movement. The third phase is what we have lived through over the last 30 years, with political interventions in the Olympic Games gradually ebbing and the IOC reversing what had previously been the status quo, to impose its own terms in this relationship between sports and politics. Today the Movement is autonomous and imposes its might internationally in the pursuit of world peace - in which it is called upon to play an increasingly creative role. This is a new era for the Olympic Movement, with an enhanced role on the international political chessboard, which requires the Movement to impose its autonomy.

Directory of National Olimpic Academies

National Olympic Academies are an integral part of the International Olympic Academy, the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement.

Οlympic Movement & International Politics: Facts & Thoughts

An introductory treatise was published by the International Olympic Academy in May 2016, by Professor and IOA Director, Dr Dionyssis Gangas, entailing many features relative to typical and substantive intervention of internal and international politics in Olympic Movement.

One of the most controversial and debatable subjects, which, curiously, only a few analysts of the Olympic Movement have investigated, are the different aspects in which the discipline of domestic and international politics has affected the development of Olympism, both in the content of its very philosophy, as well as in its practical implementation through structured sports and primarily, the Olympic Games. It is possible that this lack of systematic study and promotion of this phenomenon may be attributed to the fact that throughout the course of the Olympic Movement and mainly the development of the Games, the various events that have defined the interaction of sports and politics were dealt with individually and not as branches of the same tree which spread out gradually and covered all facets of the phenomenon of this relation.

Olympic Games "Athens 2004"

This book is dedicated to the social and economical impact of the 2004 Olympic Games

50 years International Olympic AcademyInspirations and Memories (IOA 1961-2011).

On the occasion of the celebration of the International Olympic Academy's golden jubilee, the IOA issued an anniversary album with the personal reminiscences and stories of 50 friends and fellow travelers from all over the world who are only a symbolic sample of the thousands of friends of the Olympic idea who were involved in the IOA's educational work. The authors were invited to revisit the IOA's activities from a personal approach. Their stories eloquently reflect their sentimental ties to the IOA as they highlight the Academy's contribution to the Olympic Movement and Olympic education.

The publication contains photographs with the authors' memories, from their personal records or from the IOA's photographic archive. It also includes the traditional commemorative pictures of the participants from the IOA's archive, which cover its 50 years of operation and constitute an informal "directory".

The International Olympic Academy
A History of an Olympic Institution

Forty-five years after the creation of the International Olympic Academy, on the initiative of then-President Nikos Filaretos and with funding provided by the IOC's Olympic Solidarity, a review of the IOA's work explores with a critical eye and in depth the character, the history and the activities of a cultural institution with an international presence and scope.

Directory of National Olimpic Academies

National Olympic Academies are an integral part of the International Olympic Academy, the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Movement.

Olympic Revival
The Revival of the Olympic Games in Modern Times

The present study focuses on the relationship between the reconstitution of the Olympic Games and the way in which the political and cultural identity of the modern Greek state was shaped and defined. It is an attempt to shed light on the role of Greek tradition in the revival of the Olympic Games - an aspect hitherto not given the attention it deserves in the literature in various languages.