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IOAPA 2017 Session

IOAPA 2017 Session

Save the dates: 15-22 July 2017


Dear IOAPA members,

The dates for the upcoming IOAPA session are now set: 15-22 July 2017.

Full information about program, registration and accommodation in Athens and Olympia will follow shortly. As in previous years, IOAPA will provide bus transportation from Athens to Olympia and back. For those of you that would like to book your flights, please find the necessary information below:

July 16th 8am:  departure by bus from central Athens to the IOA premises in Ancient Olympia. IOAPA will help coordinate accommodation in Athens for the night of July 15th in advance of our departure to Olympia on the 16th.

July 22nd at noon: arrival by bus in central Athens from Ancient Olympia. If you wish to fly out of Athens on the same July 22nd, any flight departing from Athens Airport at 2pm or later that day should be feasible.

We look forward to welcoming you in Greece for one more exciting IOAPA session.

Yours in Olympism,

The IOAPA Executive Committee

Reunion Rio 2016 – Invite

Reunion Rio 2016 – Invite

All IOAPA Members are invited to join us for an evening of celebration and fun as we reconnect and make new friends. Members should have received their personal invite via email.

In participation with the World Olympians Association, IOAPA members must register before 10th August to ensure access to OCR is granted. Please register through your personal invite.

DATE: 14 August, 2016 from 4 pm to 7 pm (16:00-19:00)
LOCATION: Olympians Reunion Center by EY (ORC)

If you have any questions, please email IOAPA Vice-President
Helen Curtis:

IOA Orientation Manual for Future Participants

IOA Orientation Manual for Future Participants

You have been selected to participate in the next IOA Session for Young Participants and we want to congratulate you!

You now have the distinct privilege and honour to participate in this year's session. We are certain that you are excited about the special experience upon which you are about to embark. As a student of the Olympic Movement, you will find that the lOA is all that you might have expected, and more: an international academic centre dedicated to the study of Olympism located on a picturesque campus surrounded by rolling hills and set in the quaint village of Ancient Olympia!

You will visit the ruins of the Games of Antiquity, where this great tradition began in 776 B.C. And you will be able to stand at the starting line where the ancients took their place in the original Olympic Stadium, which came alive again when the shot-put event of the 2004 Olympic Games was held there.

But perhaps most important is the opportunity that you will have to be a goodwill ambassador for your country. The lOA is truly a forum for international exchange of views, information and cultural practices, and you will have an experience of a lifetime meeting and befriending people from all over the world.

Upon your return, we would be very interested in hearing about experience in the form of a brief submission (no more than five pages) to include (1) a summary of your experience, (2) recommendations for future participants, (3) a proposal for a practical project that will integrate Olympism into your future endeavours and (4) a sampling of your favourite photos. Your submission will be compiled as a permanent record of participants' reports that will be available to benefit future generations of lOA participants.

We are also happy to provide this IOA Orientation Manual in the hopes that the information will be helpful in your preparation for the lOA Session.

Best wishes for a safe journey, and a successful and memorable experience in Greece!

IOAPA Executive Committee