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 Session that will be concluded on the 1st of July will attend 153 young adults from 88 countries. The Session’s main topic is: “Governance in Sport as well as the Olympic Movement” and its special topic: “Ethics, Education and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis, the part of the parliamentary group of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Associates Lambis Nikolaou as well as the former Master of Greece Constantine, the V . P . from the International Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas together with the remainder of the IOA Ephoria Members, the President from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the General Secretary of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Manolis Kolympadis, the Leader of the Western Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Fellow member Fani Petralia, HOC Associates, the top Priestess of the Olympic Flame Katerina Lechou, the choreographer from the Olympic Flame ceremonies Artemis Ignatiou, the Table Member of Stoiximan, recruit of the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and many personas from the sports activity, governmental and cultural planet were existing at the ceremony.
Throughout the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member of the International Olympic Committee for Singapore, was awarded the honorary distinction “Olympia” and the National Olympic Academy from the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary variation “Athena”. Additionally, Mr Gordon Tang was honored using the honorary distinction “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his support towards the function of the IOA.
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The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined within his speech: “Dear participants, it really is obvious that great governance in the Olympic Movement is reflected in the visions, ideas, buildings and procedures, and issues us all! Let us not forget! Especially for you, younger generations, good governance should be a life-lengthy issue. You are the future of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Motion depends upon you, attempting to foster it whenever you go back to your nation.
This sacred site, where we discover yourself nowadays, is the cradle of democracy as well as respect for human pride. Allow us to consequently be inspired with this site and consider the place and scenery, which through its silence teaches the generations-old value of democracy, great purchase and virtue. From the bottom of my heart I wish a very enjoyable stay in Athens and in Olympia and i also am sure that your involvement within this period will shed light on the numerous areas of enquiry into good governance within the Olympic Movement.”
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The IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou communicated the wishes of the President from the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for the works of the 57th Period, and stated: “Through Olympic Agenda 2020, its strategic roadmap because of its future, the Olympic Movement, is addressing these expectations from society.
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The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on 3 main pillars: sustainability, credibility and youth. The last two pillars would be the most related to our presence here. For just about any sports activity organisation, credibility starts with living as much as the specifications we looking for others. If we expect ethical behavior on the field of play, we should show ethical behavior within our activities.
Good governance is not just the right thing to do; it is crucial for the long-term viability from the Olympic Motion. This is why good governance is now part of the Essential Principles of Olympism.”
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities movement is continuously gaining impetus amply proving that sports activity is critical in assisting a person to develop.
Our aim, each on a degree of governmental management as well as the sports edifice, should be to organise buildings in the best possible way, so that their operation facilitates involvement in sports, regardless of whether for citizens exercising novice sports, or higher level expert athletes.
Enhancing conditions indicates a accountable and steady sports policy that treats sports being a residing becoming; capitalises on its human being resources at all levels; connects importance to educating its associates and corrects what exactly is incorrect.”
The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also dealt with the individuals and noted: “Dear individuals, you have an outstanding chance to commence, on this site, from Greece as well as the Worldwide Olympic Academy, a universal dialogue about ethics, training and great governance in the Olympic motion. The eminent teachers who can be with you for the next two weeks provides you with a fully-fledged framework from which to begin your discussions and amazon kindle your creative pondering.
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I believe that most of you, who will participate in the works from the 57th Period in the magic place known as Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, is going to be influenced by the topic of this year’s session. Most importantly, it is up to you to definitely demonstrate that Sports activity and Olympism will not be merely competitors, but a philosophy of lifestyle, a comprehensive worth-based system for a better present and future of mankind.” Gordon Tang
The music areas of the wedding ceremony were construed by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who were combined with the Ancient greek Songs Work shop of the Municipality of Athens under the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Commercial Bank of Greece construed the Olympic Anthem and the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.
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- Improving conditions implies a accountable and steady sports plan that goodies sports as.
- The IOC Honorary Fellow member Lambis Nikolaou communicated the wants.
- The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport.
- The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his conversation: “Dear individuals, it is apparent that good governance within.