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 IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wishes from the President.
- Improving problems indicates a accountable and steady sports plan that goodies sports activities.
The Session that will be determined on the first of July will go to 153 young people from 88 nations. The Session’s primary subject is: “Governance in Sports activity and the Olympic Movement” along with its unique subject: “Ethics, Education and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis, the part of the parliamentary number of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Associates Lambis Nikolaou as well as the previous King of Greece Constantine, the V . P . of the Worldwide Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas together with the rest of the IOA Ephoria Associates, the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the General Assistant from 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 High Priestess of the Olympic Flame Katerina Lechou, the choreographer from the Olympic Fire events Artemis Ignatiou, the Table Part of Stoiximan, sponsor from the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and several personas from your sport, political and cultural world had been present at the wedding ceremony.
Part of the parliamentary number
Throughout the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee for Singapore, was awarded the honorary distinction “Olympia” as well as the Nationwide Olympic Academy from the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary distinction “Athena”. Additionally, Mr Gordon Tang was recognized with the honorary variation “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his support towards the function from the IOA.
The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined in his conversation: “Dear individuals, it is apparent that great governance in the Olympic Motion is reflected in its visions, ideas, structures and procedures, and issues us all! Allow us to not forget! Especially for you, younger generations, good governance must be a life-lengthy issue. You are the future of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Movement depends upon you, working to foster it when you go back to your nation.
It when you go back
This sacred website, where we find yourself today, is definitely the cradle of democracy as well as regard for human pride. Allow us to consequently be inspired with this site and contemplate the place and scenery, which through its silence teaches the centuries-old worth of democracy, great purchase and virtue. From the base of my heart If only you a very pleasant remain in Athens and in Olympia and I am certain that your involvement in this period will shed light around the many areas of enquiry into good governance within the Olympic Movement.”
The IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wants from the Leader of the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for the functions of the 57th Session, and said: “Through Olympic Plan 2020, its strategic roadmap because of its long term, the Olympic Movement, is addressing these expectations from society.
The reforms of Olympic Plan 2020 focus on three main pillars: sustainability, credibility and youth. The last two pillars are the most relevant to our presence here. For just about any sport organisation, credibility begins with living as much as the standards we looking for others. If we anticipate moral actions on the field of perform, we should demonstrate moral behavior in our routines.
Perform we should
Great governance is not just the right move to make; it is crucial for the long term viability from the Olympic Motion. For this reason great governance is currently area of the Fundamental Concepts of Olympism.”
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities movement is constantly getting impetus amply proving that sports activity is critical in assisting an individual to evolve.
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Our aim, each on a level of political leadership as well as the sports edifice, must be to organise buildings in the perfect manner, so that their operation facilitates involvement in sports, regardless of whether for residents practicing amateur sports, or higher level expert athletes.
Enhancing problems indicates a responsible and steady sports plan that treats sports activities as a living becoming; capitalises on its human sources whatsoever amounts; attaches importance to instructing its associates and corrects what exactly is incorrect.”
The Leader of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also addressed the participants and noted: “Dear participants, you have an outstanding opportunity to begin, on this site, from Greece and the International Olympic Academy, a universal dialogue about values, education and great governance in the Olympic movement. The prestigious professors who can be around you for the next two weeks will provide you with a completely-fledged structure by which to begin your conversations and kindle your creative pondering.
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I think that all of yourself, who will participate in the functions of the 57th Period within the magic place known as Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, will be influenced by the subject of this year’s session. Above all, it is up to you to definitely prove that Sport and Olympism will not be merely competition, but a philosophy of lifestyle, an extensive worth-dependent program for any better existing and future of humanity.” Gordon Tang
The musical parts of the ceremony had been interpreted by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who were accompanied by the Ancient greek Music Workshop of the Municipality of Athens underneath the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Commercial Bank of Greece interpreted the Olympic Anthem and the National Anthem of Greece under the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.
- During a simple ceremony that preserves.
- The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on three.