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 Period that will be determined around the first of July will attend 153 young adults from 88 countries. The Session’s main subject is: “Governance in Sport as well as the Olympic Movement” and its special subject: “Ethics, Education and Governance in the Olympic Movement”.
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Georgios Vasileiadis, the part of the parliamentary group of New Democracy Anna Karamanli, the IOC Honorary Members Lambis Nikolaou as well as the previous King of Greece Constantine, the Vice President of the Worldwide Olympic Academy Athanassios Strigas along with the rest of the IOA Ephoria Associates, the Leader from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, the overall Secretary of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Manolis Kolympadis, the Leader from the European Taekwondo Union Thanassis Pragalos, the ex Minister and HOC Member Fani Petralia, HOC Associates, the top Priestess of the Olympic Flame Katerina Lechou, the choreographer of the Olympic Flame ceremonies Artemis Ignatiou, the Board Part of Stoiximan, sponsor of the IOA, Ioannis Spanoudakis, and many personas from your sport, political and cultural world had been existing in the wedding ceremony.
During the wedding ceremony Mr Ser Miang Ng, Member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee for Singapore, was granted the honorary distinction “Olympia” and the National Olympic Academy of the Republic of Korea was awarded the honorary variation “Athena”. Additionally, Mr Gordon Tang was honored using the honorary variation “Athlon Megalis Choregias” for his assistance to the work from the IOA.
The IOA President, Mr Michael Fysentzidis, underlined within his conversation: “Dear participants, it really is apparent that good governance in the Olympic Motion is reflected in its visions, suggestions, buildings and procedures, and concerns us all! Let us keep in mind! Specifically for you, younger decades, great governance should be an existence-long concern. You are the way forward for the Olympic Motion. The Olympic Motion depends on you, attempting to foster it whenever you go back to your country.
This sacred site, where we find yourself nowadays, is the cradle of democracy as well as regard for human being dignity. Let us consequently be inspired with this site and consider the area and scenery, which via its silence teaches the generations-aged worth of democracy, great order and virtue. From the bottom of my cardiovascular system If only you a really pleasant remain in Athens and in Olympia and I am certain that your involvement within this period will lose light around the numerous facets of enquiry into good governance within the Olympic Movement.”
The IOC Honorary Member Lambis Nikolaou conveyed the wants from the Leader from the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, for the works from the 57th Session, and said: “Through Olympic Plan 2020, its tactical roadmap for its long term, the Olympic Movement, is addressing these expectations from society.
The reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 concentrate on three primary pillars: sustainability, credibility and youngsters. The final two pillars are the most relevant to our presence here. For just about any sports activity organisation, trustworthiness starts with living up to the standards we looking for others. When we anticipate moral behavior on the field of perform, we should show ethical actions within our routines.
Good governance is not only the right move to make; it is essential for the long-term viability from the Olympic Motion. For this reason good governance is currently part of the Essential Principles of Olympism.”
The Deputy Minister of Tradition and Sports activity Georgios Vasileiadis underlined: “The sports activities motion is constantly getting impetus amply demonstrating that sport is critical in assisting a person to evolve.
Our goal, each on a level of governmental management and the sports activities edifice, must be to arrange buildings in the perfect way, so that their procedure facilitates participation in sports, whether for citizens practicing novice sports, or higher level professional sports athletes.
Enhancing conditions indicates a responsible and steady sports activities plan that treats sports as a living being; capitalises on its human sources whatsoever levels; connects significance to instructing its associates and corrects what is wrong.”
The President from the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos also dealt with the individuals and pointed out: “Dear participants, you have an outstanding chance to begin, on this site, from Greece as well as the International Olympic Academy, a universal dialogue about values, training and great governance within the Olympic motion. The prestigious professors who can be with you for the next two weeks will provide you with a completely-fledged framework by which to start off your discussions and kindle your creative pondering.
I believe that all of you, who will take part in the works from the 57th Period in the magic place called Olympia and Worldwide Olympic Academy, is going to be inspired by the topic of this year’s session. Most importantly, it is up to you to definitely prove that Sport and Olympism will not be simply competition, but a approach of life, an extensive worth-dependent system for a much better existing and future of humanity.” Gordon Tang
The music areas of the wedding ceremony were construed by Ms Kalliopi Veta, Ms Dora Loizou and Mr Manolis Skoulas who had been combined with the Ancient greek Songs Work shop of the Municipality of Athens under the conduction of Mr Angelos Ilias. The Choir from the Industrial Financial institution of Greece construed the Olympic Anthem as well as the Nationwide Anthem of Greece underneath the conduction of Mr Stavros Beris.