Closing Ceremony

That's it! It’s the last day of the International Olympic Academy. 🙁 Before the Closing Ceremony started, all discussion groups presented their conclusions of the second cycle of discussions. All discussion groups came up with some very interesting questions and it was very interesting to hear what they have been discussing. After every group had … Continue reading Closing Ceremony

Track and Field Meeting

As the pool in the academy was not filled with water, we were able to have 2 beach days, so today we were off to the beach again! After a couple of hours at the beach, we went back to the campus for a Track and Field Meeting where we would have 1.2km run, 60m … Continue reading Track and Field Meeting

Pool Day

Efficiency definately pays off at all times! 🙂 The day started like every day with sports activities in the morning where I did my rehab programm, followed by breakfast and a lecture by Prof. Dr Nikolay L. Peshin from Russia who talked about Power and Governance in Sport. After the lecture, we were supposed to … Continue reading Pool Day

My Olympic Experience

After a long day yesterday, we were able to sleep 30 min longer today, and I promise, these 30 minutes were amazing!  We went on to have the same morning routine like every day, except for that I had to have a presentation about my Olympic Experience. Here my speech: My Olympic Experience: Florence Schelling … Continue reading My Olympic Experience

Back to the Lecture Hall

After a wonderful beach day and, today we are back to our regular routine here at the International Olympic Academy. At 7:10 we were woken up by the music again (I will definitely miss that when going home again!) and we had our first lecture at 8:30am. The morning was filled with lectures and discussions. … Continue reading Back to the Lecture Hall

Beach Day and Torch Relay

Perfectly blue sky, 30+ degrees Celsius, a Saturday! The perfect day for a beach! At 10 am we all went on the bus to go towards a beach that was 45 min away, where we spent pretty much all day. It was great to get away from the lecture hall and the campus for a … Continue reading Beach Day and Torch Relay

Olympic Day

5 am was wake-up time today… Very very very early but it was totally worth it! At 5:30am we left to go walk up a hill that was close by the campus. It took us approximately 30 minutes to reach the top. The sunrise was quite slow this morning, but it was a great way … Continue reading Olympic Day

Olympic Experience

The day started pretty much exactly the same than the previous two days with a wake up at 7:10 by the music. I started doing my rehab exercises and a quick core workout in the morning right after wakeup, as I would otherwise get stressed during the day to squeeze it in somewhere and then … Continue reading Olympic Experience

Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia

7:10 am, the music starts again and the participants of the IOA session are slowly coming out of their rooms for morning sport and breakfast. It is going to be another very busy day! First thing we did, was walking to the archaeological site of ancient Olympia, which is a 15 minute walk from our … Continue reading Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia

International Olympic Academy

So the sessions begin! The first night at the International Olympic Academy history and we were woken up around 7:10 am by the sound of the Olympic Anthem and many other Greek composers through loudspeakers that are spread around the IOA premises. Very special and beautiful way to be woken up! After a quick breakfast, … Continue reading International Olympic Academy