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 Session which will be concluded around the 1st of July will attend 153 young adults from 88 countries. The Session’s main topic is: “Governance in Sport and the Olympic Movement” along with its special topic: “Ethics, Training and Governance within the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis, the member of the parliamentary number of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Associates Lambis Nikolaou and the previous Master of Greece Constantine, the V . P . from the International Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas together with the remainder of the IOA Ephoria Members, the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the overall Secretary from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Manolis Kolympadis, the President of the Western Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Member Fani Petralia, HOC Associates, the High Priestess of the Olympic Fire Katerina Lechou, the choreographer of the Olympic Flame ceremonies Artemis Ignatiou, the Table Part of Stoiximan, recruit of the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and many personas from your sport, political and cultural planet had been present in the ceremony.
Throughout the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Part of the International Olympic Committee for Singapore, was granted the honorary variation “Olympia” and the Nationwide Olympic Academy of the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary variation “Athena”. Furthermore, Mr Gordon Tang was honored with the honorary distinction “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his support to the function of the IOA.
The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined within his conversation: “Dear individuals, it really is obvious that good governance within the Olympic Motion is demonstrated in its visions, suggestions, structures and procedures, and issues us all! Let us not forget! Especially for you, younger generations, good governance must be a life-lengthy concern. You are the way forward for the Olympic Motion. The Olympic Motion depends on you, attempting to foster it whenever you return to your nation.
You are the way forward
This sacred website, where we find ourselves nowadays, is the cradle of democracy as well as respect for human being dignity. Allow us to consequently be influenced by this website and contemplate the area and scenery, which via its silence shows the centuries-aged value of democracy, good purchase and virtue. From the base of my cardiovascular system I wish a really pleasant remain in Athens and in Olympia and I am sure that your involvement in this period will shed light around the many facets of enquiry into good governance in the Olympic Motion.”
The IOC Honorary Fellow member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wants of the Leader from the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for the works from the 57th Period, and stated: “Through Olympic Agenda 2020, its tactical roadmap because of its future, the Olympic Movement, is addressing these anticipations from society.
The works from the th Period
The reforms of Olympic Plan 2020 focus on 3 main pillars: sustainability, trustworthiness and youth. The last two pillars would be the most related to our existence right here. For any sports activity organisation, credibility begins with living up to the specifications we looking for other people. When we anticipate ethical behavior on the realm of play, we should show ethical behavior within our activities.
Great governance is not only the right thing to do; it is crucial for the long term viability of the Olympic Motion. For this reason good governance is now part of the Essential Principles of Olympism.”
Governance is now
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports movement is constantly getting impetus amply proving that sport is instrumental in assisting an individual to develop.
Our aim, both on a level of governmental management and the sports activities edifice, should be to arrange buildings in the perfect manner, to ensure that their procedure facilitates involvement in sports activities, regardless of whether for residents practicing amateur sports, or high level expert athletes.
Enhancing conditions indicates a responsible and steady sports activities plan that treats sports activities as a residing becoming; capitalises on its human resources whatsoever levels; attaches significance to instructing its associates and corrects what is wrong.”
The Leader from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also addressed the individuals and pointed out: “Dear participants, you have an outstanding opportunity to commence, on this site, from Greece as well as the International Olympic Academy, a common conversation about ethics, training and great governance within the Olympic motion. The eminent teachers who can be with you for the next two weeks provides you with a completely-fledged structure by which to start off your discussions and amazon kindle your creative thinking.
The eminent teachers
I believe that all of yourself, who can participate in the functions from the 57th Period in the miracle location known as Olympia and International Olympic Academy, will be inspired by the topic of this year’s session. Above all, it is perfectly up to you to definitely demonstrate that Sports activity and Olympism is not merely competitors, but a philosophy of lifestyle, a comprehensive value-dependent system for a better present and way forward for humanity.” Gordon Tang
The musical areas of the ceremony were interpreted by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who had been accompanied by the Ancient greek Songs Work shop from the Municipality of Athens under the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Commercial Financial institution of Greece interpreted the Olympic Anthem and the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.
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- Great governance is not just the right thing to.
- Throughout the ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Part.