Isidoros Kouvelos

The President of the International Olympic Academy, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, was honoured by the President of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation, Mr Kostas Thanos, with the award of offer to the Olympic Movement.

The President of the International Olympic Academy, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, was honoured by the President of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation, Mr Kostas Thanos, with the award of offer to the Olympic Movement.
The President of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation, Mr Kostas Thanos, underlined, “I will refer to Mr Kouvelos especially and I will congratulate him wholeheartedly for his work regarding the propagation of the Olympic Movement”.
The IOA President, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, highlighted the support of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation in the propagation of the Olympic Movement to young children through the programmes of the Hellenic Olympic Academy.

He stated that “The Hellenic Wrestling Federation supports the effort of the Hellenic Olympic Academy. They are next to us in all programmes with Olympic Winners, with veteran but also active athletes. Because children must have role models. The role of the Olympic Winner does not end when they win a medal or a place. Their role begins when they win a medal. They have the obligation to return something out of what they acquired through sport. Something out of what the state offered them. They are obliged to come close to the new generation and teach them. The whole Hellenic Wrestling Federation is close to them. They support the work of the Hellenic Olympic Academy”.

And he concluded: “Wrestling accomplishes a very important work. The Olympic Movement cannot exist without wrestling and running. In 2013 we struggled for the self-evident: that wrestling had to stay in the Olympic programme. Many mistakes were made by the World Wrestling Federation. Now everything is on the right track. The historic sport, especially in Greece, has to follow the steps of our Olympic Winners, Galaktopoulos, Miyakis and many others. It has to continue the production with new athletes so as to create new role models for the youth”.