A memorandum of Understanding was signed between the International Olympic Academy and the Qatar Olympic Committee in the framework of its significant work for the cultivation, development and propagation of the Olympic Education worldwide.

The President of the IOA, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, welcomed in the IOA premises in Athens the delegation from Qatar and its head, the Secretary General Jassim Rashid Al-Buenain, as well as the Executive Director of the National Olympic Academy and had fruitful discussions on the ways in which this cooperation could be profitable for both sides.

The aim of this MOU is that the IOA conveys its expertise and experience on Olympic Education teaching issues, educational seminars are organized in the forthcoming years in its premises in Ancient Olympia and also the IOA contributes in the creation of a research team that will work for the propagation of Olympic Education not only in Qatar but in the whole Arab area.