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The IOAPA network is large, and new developments and happenings take place continuously. In this section we will keep you updated with news from IOA and IOAPA.
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IOAPA Statement on Ukraine

IOAPA Statement on Ukraine

The IOAPA Executive Committee wishes to express its solidarity with the people of Ukraine against the invasion of its sovereign and independent nation by Russian military forces with support from Belarus. IOAPA unites with the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the condemnation of these unacceptable and aggressive actions.  We support the call of the IOC and IOA regarding the withdrawal of international sport events taking place in Russia and Belarus as a direct consequence of…

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COC signs first-ever IOAPA Memorandum of Understanding

COC signs first-ever IOAPA Memorandum of Understanding

MOU to promote and strengthen the Canadian Olympic education programs (en français ci-dessous) TORONTO (November 12, 2020) – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) became the first-ever National Olympic Committee to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Olympic Academy Participants Association (IOAPA) to promote and strengthen the Canadian Olympic education programs. Under the MOU, an Olympic education hub will be created on the IOAPA website, where best practices and programs will be shared globally for those interested…

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IOAPA Statement on Racism & Discrimination

IOAPA Statement on Racism & Discrimination

“As an international organisation of diverse members bound by friendship through sport, we fully embrace this historic moment that the world is witnessing – an unprecedented desire to understand and correct systemic racism, discrimination and injustice that peoples and communities continually face around the world. This reality is not isolated to any one location or country — biases that are sometimes overt, sometimes unconscious, but nevertheless embedded in all societies. It is no longer sufficient to simply acknowledge that this…

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IOAPA Statement on COVID-19 crisis

IOAPA Statement on COVID-19 crisis

IOAPA wishes to express its ongoing support to all our members as well as the broader Olympic family during this global health crisis that has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 virus. At this time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we stand together as a global community to confront the challenge we face. IOAPA supports the efforts of public health authorities worldwide in efforts to control the spread of this pandemic, including all advisories regarding…

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