On Monday November 1, 2021, the First Meeting of the new IOA Ephoria was held at the offices of the International Olympic Academy.

The new Ephoria, which was formed in accordance with the new IOA statute, consists of the following members:

  1. Isidoros Kouvelos, IOA President
  2. Ser Miang Ng, IOC Vice-president, Member
  3. Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski, IOC EB Member, Member
  4. Spyros Capralos, HOC President and IOC Member for Greece, ex officio Member
  5. Pere Miró, IOC Deputy Director General, Member
  6. Emmanouil Kolympadis, HOC Secretary General, ex officio Member
  7. Spyridon Zannias, HOC Member, Member
  8. Alexandra Pallis, HOC Member, Member
  9. Constantinos Filis, HOC Member, Member
  10. Georgios Georgiopoulos, Mayor of Ancient Olympia, ex officio Member
  11. Georgios Karampetsos, HOC Member, Member

It is the first time that representatives from the International Olympic Committee participate in the IOA’s Governing Body-Ephoria. The participation of Ser Miang Ng, IOC Vice-president, Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski, IOC EB Member and President of the IOC Olympic Education Commission and Pere Miró, IOC Deputy Director General in the IOA’s Ephoria highlights the exceptional importance that the IOC gives to the IOA’s work and contribution to the Olympic Family. The IOC members expressed their great satisfaction for the renovated premises in Ancient Olympia, the new organizational structure and the improved IOA educational programme.

The first decision of the new Ephoria was to nominate the IOC President, Thomas Bach, as Honorary President of the IOA, following Isidoros Kouvelos’ proposal in recognition of his great contribution to the IOA and its future.

Spyridon Zannias was elected Vice-president of the IOA, following HOC Plenary Session’s proposal and Isidoros Kouvelos’ suggestion.

The IOA Executive Committee, the new administrative body that was formed according to the new IOA statute, consists of the following members:

Isidoros Kouvelos, IOA President

Ser Miang Ng, IOC Vice President and Pere Miró, IOC Deputy Director General as substitute member

Spyros Capralos, HOC President and IOC Member for Greece and Alexandra Pallis, HOC Member as substitute member

Emmanouil Kolympadis, HOC Secretary General

Konstantinos Filis, HOC Member

The IOA President, Isidoros Kouvelos, stated: “I would like to thank wholeheartedly the IOC’s representatives for their participation in the IOA’s “Governing Body – Ephoria” which reflects the excellent cooperation between the IOC and the IOA. I would also like to thank the HOC Members and President Spyros Capralos for their support and contribution to the further development of the IOA”.