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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 Period which will be concluded on the first of July will go to 153 young adults from 88 countries. The Session’s main topic is: “Governance in Sports activity and the Olympic Movement” along with its unique topic: “Ethics, Education and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis, the member of the parliamentary group of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Associates Lambis Nikolaou as well as the former King of Greece Constantine, the Vice President from the International Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas along with the remainder of the IOA Ephoria Associates, the Leader of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the General Assistant of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Manolis Kolympadis, the Leader of the European Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Member Fani Petralia, HOC Members, the High Priestess of the Olympic Fire Katerina Lechou, the choreographer from the Olympic Flame ceremonies Artemis Ignatiou, the Table Part of Stoiximan, recruit from the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and many personas from your sports activity, governmental and social planet were existing at the ceremony.
Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos the
During the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member of the International Olympic Committee for Singapore, was granted the honorary distinction “Olympia” and the National Olympic Academy of the Republic of Korea was granted the honorary distinction “Athena”. Furthermore, Mr Gordon Tang was honored with the honorary variation “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his assistance to the function from the IOA.
Was granted the honorary distinction Olympia
The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his speech: “Dear individuals, it really is obvious that good governance in the Olympic Motion is demonstrated in the visions, suggestions, structures and operations, and concerns us all! Let us keep in mind! Specifically for you, younger decades, great governance must be a life-lengthy issue. You happen to be future of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Motion depends on you, attempting to foster it whenever you return to your country.
To be future
This sacred site, where we find yourself nowadays, is the cradle of democracy as well as regard for human being pride. Allow us to consequently be inspired by this site and consider the place and landscape, which through its silence shows the generations-aged value of democracy, good order and virtue. From the bottom of my heart I wish a really pleasant stay in Athens and in Olympia and i also am sure that your participation within this period will lose lighting on the numerous areas of enquiry into great governance within the Olympic Movement.”
The IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wishes from the Leader from the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for the functions of the 57th Session, and said: “Through Olympic Agenda 2020, its tactical roadmap for its long term, the Olympic Movement, is addressing these anticipations from society.
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The reforms of Olympic Plan 2020 concentrate on 3 main pillars: sustainability, credibility and youth. The final two pillars are the most related to our existence here. For any sport organisation, trustworthiness begins with living up to the specifications we set for others. If we expect moral actions on the field of perform, we must demonstrate ethical behavior in our routines.
Good governance is not just the right thing to do; it is essential for your long-term viability of the Olympic Motion. This is why good governance is now part of the Fundamental Concepts of Olympism.”
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities motion is continuously getting impetus amply demonstrating that sport is critical in helping an individual to evolve.
Georgios Vasileiadis underlined The sports activities
Our goal, both on a level of governmental leadership as well as the sports activities edifice, must be to organise buildings in the perfect manner, so that their operation facilitates participation in sports activities, regardless of whether for residents practicing amateur sports, or high level expert athletes.
Enhancing problems implies a accountable and steady sports activities policy that goodies sports as a living becoming; capitalises on its human resources at all levels; connects importance to educating its members and corrects what exactly is incorrect.”
That goodies sports
The Leader from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also dealt with the participants and noted: “Dear individuals, you have an excellent chance to commence, right here, from Greece and the Worldwide Olympic Academy, a common dialogue about values, training and good governance in the Olympic motion. The prestigious professors who can be with you for the next 2 weeks provides you with a completely-fledged structure by which to begin your conversations and kindle your creative thinking.
I think that most of you, who will participate in the functions of the 57th Session in the magic place called Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, will be inspired by the topic of this year’s session. Most importantly, it is up to you to prove that Sports activity and Olympism is not simply competitors, but a approach of life, a comprehensive worth-dependent system for a better existing and way forward for humanity.” Gordon Tang
The musical areas of the ceremony had been interpreted by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who were combined with the Ancient greek Songs Workshop of the Municipality of Athens underneath the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Industrial Bank of Greece construed the Olympic Anthem as well as the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.
Ms Dora Loizou and Mr
- The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his conversation:.
- The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on three.