A plan for the IOA was submitted by Ioannis Ketseas and Carl Diem and adopted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, who informed the IOC members during the 38th IOC Session in Cairo.
The IOC placed the IOA under its auspices during the 39th IOC Session in London.
Ketseas and Diem submitted a memorandum on the operation of the Academy to the 41st IOC Session in Stockholm.
On April 28th, the 44th IOC Session in Rome approved the establishment of the IOA by the HOC, under the auspices of the IOC.
On June 16th, the IOA was officially inaugurated with the commencement of the 1st annual International Session for Young participants which was held from 16th to 23rd June. In addition, the IOA received the Bonacosa Award.
The first permanent premises of the IOA were completed. A special IOC commission was created to coordinate the IOA's relations with the IOC, Olympic Solidarity and the Olympic Movement.
The IOA received its second Bonacosa Award. Its activities increased and Sessions covering all aspects of the Olympic Movement were included in the educational programme.
The IOA received the Olympic Cup, which was created by Pierre de Coubertin, and awarded every year by the IOC.
New conference halls, a library and administration building are added to the IOA facilities in Ancient Olympia.
The IOA becomes an autonomous legal entity of private law.
(August 26) The largest part of the IOA forest and of the wider region including Kronios Hill was destroyed by a fire.
The IOA in collaboration with the Department of Sports Organization and Management of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese organizes the international Master’s Degree Programme with the title “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of Olympic Events”.
The IOA participates in the 1st Youth Olympic Games of Singapore (Culture and Educational Programme).
The IOA celebrates its 50 years of operation.
The IOA participates in the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games of Innsbruck (Culture and Educational Programme). IOA’s participation in the Olympic Games of London in the Greek House. The IOA begins its cooperation with the universities Yale and Harvard.
The IOA participates in the 2nd Youth Olympic Games of Nanjing (Culture and Education Programme).
The IOA participates in the 1st European Games of Baku.
The IOA participates in the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games of Lillehammer (Learn & Share Programme).
The IOA participates in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, in Argentina.