The Opening Ceremony of the 57th International Session for Young Participants on the hill of the Pnyx
- The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis, the member of the parliamentary group.
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 that will be concluded on the 1st of July will attend 153 young adults from 88 nations. The Session’s primary topic is: “Governance in Sport and the Olympic Movement” and its unique subject: “Ethics, Education and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis, the member of the parliamentary group of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Associates Lambis Nikolaou as well as the previous King of Greece Constantine, the Vice President from the Worldwide 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 President of the Western Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Fellow member Fani Petralia, HOC Members, the High Priestess of the Olympic Flame Katerina Lechou, the choreographer from the Olympic Fire events Artemis Ignatiou, the Board Part of Stoiximan, sponsor from the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and several personalities from your sport, political and cultural world had been present at the wedding ceremony.
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Throughout the wedding ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Part of the Worldwide Olympic Committee for Singapore, was granted the honorary distinction “Olympia” and the Nationwide Olympic Academy of the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary variation “Athena”. Furthermore, Mr Gordon Tang was recognized using the honorary distinction “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his assistance to the function of the IOA.
Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary
The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his speech: “Dear individuals, it really is apparent that good governance in the Olympic Motion is reflected in its visions, ideas, structures and procedures, and concerns us all! Let us keep in mind! Specifically for you, the younger generations, great governance should be a life-long issue. You are the way forward for the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Movement depends on you, attempting to foster it whenever you go back to your country.
This sacred website, where we discover yourself nowadays, is definitely the cradle of democracy as well as respect for human being dignity. Let us therefore be inspired with this site and contemplate the place and landscape, which through its silence shows the centuries-aged worth of democracy, great order and virtue. From the bottom of my heart If only a really pleasant stay in Athens and in Olympia and i also am certain that your participation within this session will shed light on the many areas of enquiry into good governance in the Olympic Motion.”
The IOC Honorary Fellow member Lambis Nikolaou communicated the wishes from the President of the International 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 Motion, is addressing these expectations from culture.
The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on 3 primary pillars: sustainability, credibility and youth. The final two pillars would be the most relevant to our presence right here. For just about any sports activity business, credibility starts with living up to the standards we looking for other people. If we anticipate moral behavior on the field of play, we must demonstrate ethical behavior within our activities.
Good governance is not just the best thing to do; it is essential for the long-term viability of the Olympic Movement. This is why good governance is currently part of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.”
Best thing to do it is essential
The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities movement is constantly gaining impetus amply proving that sport is critical in assisting an individual to evolve.
Our aim, each on a degree of political management as well as the sports activities edifice, must be to organise structures in the best possible manner, so that their operation facilitates involvement in sports activities, whether for residents practicing amateur sports, or higher level expert sports athletes.
Improving problems indicates a accountable and consistent sports policy that treats sports activities being a residing being; capitalises on its human being sources at all amounts; connects significance to instructing its associates and corrects what exactly is wrong.”
The Leader of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also dealt with the individuals and pointed out: “Dear individuals, you possess an outstanding chance to commence, on this site, from Greece as well as the International Olympic Academy, a universal conversation about ethics, training and great governance in the Olympic motion. The eminent teachers who will be with you for the next 2 weeks provides you with a fully-fledged structure by which to start off your conversations and amazon kindle your creative pondering.
I believe that most of yourself, who can participate in the works from the 57th Session in the miracle location known as Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, will be influenced by the subject of this year’s period. Most importantly, it is up to you to definitely demonstrate that Sport and Olympism will not be merely competitors, but a philosophy of lifestyle, an extensive value-dependent system for a much better present and future of humanity.” Gordon Tang
Extensive value-dependent system for a much better
The musical areas of the ceremony had been construed by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who were accompanied by the Greek Songs Workshop of the Municipality of Athens under the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Commercial Bank of Greece construed the Olympic Anthem as well as the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.
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- Throughout the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member.