The International Olympic Academy, in an extraordinary meeting of its Ephoria, on the occasion of the death of the great Polish Athlete and IOC Member, Irene Szewinska, in view of her illustrious trajectory as an elite athlete in global sports, her active engagement in the Olympic Movement and distinguished service over many years and particularly her love for the International Olympic Academy and Ancient Olympia, decided the following:

  1. To write a letter of condolence to her family
  2. To notify the Polish Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee of the present resolution.
  3. To establish a permanent, annual scholarship in her name, for a student participating in the IOA Olympic Studies Master’s degree Programme to be chosen by the Polish Olympic Committee.
  4. To include a special article in the next IOA Journal on the life of Irene Szewinska and her contribution to the Olympic Movement.
  5. To publish the present resolution in the Greek Press.

For the IOA

Isidoros Kouvelos

President of the International Olympic Academy