International Olympic Academy: 11th Joint International Session for Presidents or Directors of National Olympic Academies and Officials of National Olympic Committees
This second annual special Olympic Edition from the United States Sports Academy’s The Sport Journal is dedicated to the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and its worldwide programs.
In May, the International Olympic Academy held its 11th Joint International Session for Presidents or Directors of National Olympic Academies and Officials of National Olympic Committees in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics. Dignitaries from around the world gave presentations on the issues vital to “Olympism,” with a special focus on the youth and the future of Olympism in an ever-changing global world.
The seven presentations at the conference spanned some 3,000 years of human existence, discussing medicine in the ancient Olympic Games to reaching youth about Olympism in today’s Information Age. A common theme was the role of education in spreading the Olympic ideals and values of fair play, respect, meritocracy and peace.
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These pieces are based on live presentations by experts from a variety of academic disciplines. Because they are being introduced here to a wide, general audience, The Sport Journal has relaxed its standard rule requiring entries to adhere to American Psychological Association style.
We hope you enjoy reading the second annual Olympic Edition and learn valuable insights from the presentations by the Olympic scholars at the May 2011 session in Greece.
The Sport Journal Editor
United States Sports Academy