The new President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr Thomas Bach, visited the premises of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia while he was there for the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The IOA President, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, guided the IOC President to the area.  The IOC President expressed his support to the work and the aim of the IOA, the educational and cultural foundation of Olympism.

During his visit he had the opportunity to meet the students of the Master’s Degree Programme “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organisation and Management of Olympic Events” that is organized by the University of Peloponnese in cooperation with the IOA, he talked with them and at the end he was photographed with all the students.