The IOA President Mr Isidoros Kouvelos had a meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Mansion. The IOA President invited Mrs Sakellaropoulou to inaugurate together with the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach on October 17, 2021, the IOA premises in Ancient Olympia which are currently being renovated with the financial support of the IOC.

Mr Kouvelos analysed thoroughly the work of the IOA which during the last sixty years has organized educational programmes for more than 100.000 students, professors, researchers and friends of Olympism. The President of the Hellenic Republic congratulated Mr Kouvelos highlighting the significance of the IOA in the propagation of the Olympic values and the development of Olympic education.

After their meeting, Mr Kouvelos stated: “The President of the Hellenic Republic accepted the invitation of the International Olympic Academy to inaugurate together with President Bach the renovated IOA premises. Her decision is a great honour for the International Olympic Academy and the Olympic Movement!”

Dr Dionyssis Gangas, Advisor to the IOA President and IOA’s Development Projects Consultant, also participated in the meeting.