IPCC presentation of a statue of Pierre de Coubertin to the International Olympic Academy, Oympia, 17 October 2021

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the International Olympic Academy (IOA), the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) President, Stephan Wassong, presented a statue of the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937).  The event took place on 17th October 2021 as part of the celebration of the inauguration of the renovated IOA premises. The president of the IOA, Isidoros Kouvelos, expressed words of thanks in his speech at the celebration of the 60th anniversary. This event was also attended by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, and members of the IOC Executive Board. The statue is placed in the central part of the atrium of the IOA auditorium building. 

The IPCC was founded in 1975 and has since developed strong collaboration with the IOA in research and teaching activities. Members of the IPCC are regularely invited as lecturers at the IOA sessions. Teachers of the International network of Coubertin schools are always given the possibility to attend seminar weeks at the IOA to extend their Olympic expertise. See also

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