The Opening Ceremony of the 57th International Session for Young Participants on the hill of the Pnyx

During a simple ceremony that preserves the traditions, the philosophy and the values of the Olympic spirit, the President of the International Olympic Academy Mr Michael Fysentzidis declared the opening of the works of the 57th International Session for Young Participants on the hill of the Pnyx.

  • The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020.

The Period which will be concluded on the first of July will attend 153 young people from 88 nations. The Session’s main topic is: “Governance in Sports activity as well as the Olympic Movement” and its special subject: “Ethics, Training and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.

The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis, the part of the parliamentary number of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Members Lambis Nikolaou as well as the previous Master of Greece Constantine, the V . P . from the International Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas along with the rest of the IOA Ephoria Members, the President from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the General Assistant from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Manolis Kolympadis, the Leader from the Western Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Fellow member Fani Petralia, HOC Associates, the High Priestess from the Olympic Fire Katerina Lechou, the choreographer of the Olympic Flame events Artemis Ignatiou, the Board Member of Stoiximan, sponsor from the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and several personalities from your sports activity, governmental and cultural planet were existing at the wedding ceremony.

During the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member of the International Olympic Committee for Singapore, was granted the honorary variation “Olympia” as well as the National Olympic Academy of the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary variation “Athena”. Additionally, Mr Gordon Tang was honored with the honorary distinction “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his support to the work of the IOA.

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The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his speech: “Dear individuals, it is obvious that good governance within the Olympic Motion is reflected in the visions, ideas, buildings and procedures, and concerns us all! Allow us to keep in mind! Especially for you, younger generations, good governance must be an existence-long issue. You happen to be way forward for the Olympic Motion. The Olympic Movement depends on you, attempting to foster it when you return to your nation.

Within the Olympic Motion is

This sacred site, where we find yourself today, is definitely the cradle of democracy as well as respect for human being pride. Let us therefore be inspired with this website and contemplate the area and landscape, which through its silence teaches the generations-aged value of democracy, good order and virtue. From the bottom of my cardiovascular system I wish a really enjoyable remain in Athens and in Olympia and I am certain that your involvement within this session will lose lighting around the numerous areas of enquiry into good governance in the Olympic Movement.”

The IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wants from the Leader of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for your functions from the 57th Session, and said: “Through Olympic Plan 2020, its strategic roadmap for its long term, the Olympic Motion, is dealing with these anticipations from society.

Plan its strategic roadmap for its long

The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on 3 primary pillars: sustainability, credibility and youth. The final two pillars would be the most related to our presence here. For just about any sport business, credibility begins with living as much as the specifications we looking for others. If we expect ethical behavior on the realm of play, we must demonstrate ethical actions within our routines.

Good governance is not only the best move to make; it is essential for your long-term viability of the Olympic Motion. This is why great governance is currently part of the Essential Concepts of Olympism.”

Olympic Motion This is why

The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities motion is constantly gaining impetus amply demonstrating that sport is critical in helping a person to evolve.

Our aim, both on a level of political management as well as the sports edifice, must be to organise buildings in the best possible way, to ensure that their operation facilitates involvement in sports activities, regardless of whether for citizens exercising novice sports activities, or higher level professional sports athletes.

Enhancing conditions indicates a accountable and consistent sports activities policy that goodies sports as a residing becoming; capitalises on its human sources whatsoever levels; attaches significance to instructing its members and corrects what exactly is wrong.”

Capitalises on its human sources whatsoever

The Leader from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also addressed the individuals and pointed out: “Dear participants, you have an excellent chance to begin, on this site, from Greece as well as the Worldwide Olympic Academy, a common dialogue about ethics, education and good governance in the Olympic motion. The eminent teachers who can be around you for the following two weeks provides you with a completely-fledged framework by which to start off your discussions and kindle your innovative pondering.

I believe that most of you, who can participate in the functions of the 57th Session within the magic place known as Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, is going to be inspired by the topic of this year’s period. Most importantly, it is up to you to definitely demonstrate that Sport and Olympism is not simply competitors, but a philosophy of life, a comprehensive value-dependent system for any much better present and future of humanity.” Gordon Tang

The musical areas of the ceremony had been interpreted by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who had been combined with the Ancient greek Songs Work shop from the Municipality of Athens underneath the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Industrial Financial institution of Greece construed the Olympic Anthem and the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.

Manolis Skoulas who had been combined

  • The reforms of Olympic Plan 2020 concentrate.

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