The IOA's organization and operation is supervised by the Ephoria, a Board of trustees with a 4-year term of office, composed of nine members from the world of sport and culture, elected by the HOC's Plenum. At least five members of the Ephoria must be members of the HOC. The President and the Dean of the International Olympic Academy chair the works of the IOA's sessions.

By virtue of a Presidential Decree, issued in October 2003, the IOA was made a legal entity of private law, supervised by the Ministry of Culture under the patronage of the IOC.

In December 1962, a special IOC Commission was set up in order to link the IOA with the IOC, Olympic Solidarity and the Olympic Movement in general. The name of this Commission was "IOC Commission for the International Olympic Academy and Olympic Education". It was chaired successively by: Ivar Emil Vind (DEN), Mohamed Mzali (TUN) and then by the Greek Presidents of the IOA and IOC Members Nikolaos Nissiotis and Nikos Filaretos. In 2000, on the proposal of the IOA's President Nikos Filaretos, this Commission was merged with the IOC's Commission for Culture and Olympic Education.


  • President: Isidoros KOUVELOS (HOC Member)
  • Vice President: Michael FYSENTZIDIS (HOC Member)
  • Members:
    • Spyros CAPRALOS (HOC President – ex officio member)
    • Emmanuel KOLYMPADIS (HOC Secretary General- ex officio member)
    • Emmanuel KATSIADAKIS (HOC Member)
    • Thanasis KANELLOPOULOS (HOC Member)
    • George KARABETSOS (HOC Member)
    • Gordon TANG
    • Georgios GEORGIOPOULOS (Mayor of Ancient Olympia)
  • Honorary President: Jacques ROGGE (IOC Honorary President)
  • Honorary Dean: Konstantinos GEORGIADIS
  • Honorary Members:
    • Pere MIRÓ (IOC Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement)
    • Makis MATSAS (President of MINOS - EMI)