M/MARITIME IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC ACADEMY
CARRYING THE VALUES OF OLYMPISM ACROSS THE WORLD
Athens, 18 December 2018
The International Olympic Academy (IOA) is pleased to announce that M/MARITIME, a company endorsing greek tradition in the maritime industry, has become its Proud Sponsor, two years prior to the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
M/MARITIME embraces the initiatives of the International Olympic Academy for the expansion and diffusion of Olympism and materially supports the activities of the International Olympic Academy with educational character by sponsoring exclusively for the next two Academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, the Master’s Degree Program, “MSc in Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events”, a unique international post-graduate program, organized by the University of Peloponnese in collaboration with the IOA, at its premises in Ancient Olympia.
The Olympic Studies constitutes an innovation in the Olympic Movement at an international level and is based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which constitute the foundation for Olympic Pedagogy.
M/MARITIME, wishing to support the relations between the Olympic Family and the International Olympic Academy, will introduce a special scholarship to the above postgraduate program, for one person of Japanese nationality, in collaboration with the respective Japan Olympic Committee and Japan Olympic Academy.
M/MARITIME will also support the presence of the IOA in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games, with its interactive educational platform Game “Discovering the Olympic Movement and its Values”.
The strong ties of M/MARITIME with Japan’s shipbuilding industry, a leading industry in the country and in the whole world, offer a unique opportunity for the revitalization of Olympism in Japan, a country with long Olympic history, through a series of actions to be organized by M/MARITIME in light of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
On the occasion of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games, M/MARITIME will attempt to set forth that Olympism, as a way of life, lies also in the fundamentals of the international maritime industry, expressing its determination to continue the development of the longstanding and solid shipbuilding and marine relationships between Greece and Japan at this momentous occasion, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.