IOA Young Participations Session 2013


The International Olympic Academy (IOA) functions in Ancient Olympia, where the first ever Olympic Games were held in 1896.

The aim of this academy is to study, enrich and promote Olympism, under the aupices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it is recognised by the Olympic Charter. The IOA was officially inaugurated in 1961 and since then it has organised numerous international sessions and seminars addressed to athletes, young participants, sports officials, journalists, National Olympic Committee (NOC)s and National Olympic Academy (NOA)s delegates, educators and students offering them the opportunity to attend lecturers from specialised scientists, to exchange ideas and to live and experience Olympism.

The topics held during the “Young Participants Seminar” each covers different aspects and current issues of the Olympic Movement and the programme combines a series of lectures, discussion group meetings, presentations by the participants, guided tours to archaeological sites and museums and research at the library. The activities of the sessions include sports activities, social events, arts happenings and various workshops.

The conclusions from the discussion groups during the Sessions are forwarded to IOC for further utilisation and are published in the annual proceedings of the Sessions which are available on the IOA website:

On behalf of Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee and the Oceania Women and Sport, we have the pleasure in inviting nominations from the public to attend the 2013 International Olympic Academy Young Participants Session to be held in Ancient Olympia, Greece from the 11-25 June 2013.

This is a very special opportunity to share two weeks of lectures, workshops, discussion groups and recreational activities with up to 200 other young people from across the globe, in the beautiful region of Ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games.

Nomination for selection is called for young women ONLY aged 20-35 years who have shown a special interest in current issues of Olympism, as well as the educational aspects of the activities organized during the session.

Main Topic: Olympic Legacy

Special Topic: The Empowerment of Olympism through Youth

All nominations must be received by no later than, Friday 15th February 2013, 12noon. No late nominations will be accepted.

A selection panel has been established to choose the successful candidate from the Oceania region, to be part of this historical movement.

Successful applicants will be notified with further instructions on travel expenses.

Application forms are available on our website or CISNOC office.

Please do not hesitate to contact, CISNOC office for further information.

Roseline Blake B.E.M

Secretary General of CISNOC



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