58th International Session for Young Participants

Each year the International Olympic Academy (IOA) offers a unique opportunity to students, academicians, athletes and artists from around the world to visit the ancient Olympia site in Greece. They are invited to share ideas and reflections pertaining to the Olympism and living the Olympic ideal together.

More than 170 youth from 90 countries, met at this 58th International Session for Young Participants of the IOA from June 16th to 30th. During the two weeks they elaborated the theme “Olympic athletes as role models”, by concentrating their development around the challenges these athletes face.

Carla Spielmann, Paola Matringe-Forni and Yoann Rebetez were selected by Swiss Olympic to represent Switzerland at Olympia. They were able to share and briefly present, amongst others, the valuable opportunity of hosting the Youth Olympic Games in 2020.