24 December 2008

Tokyo 2016 supports Olympic Education

Tokyo 2016 Continues to Support Youth Olympic Education@sportcal.com

Tokyo, 22 December 2008 – Tokyo 2016 reaffirmed its commitment to the development of young Olympians yesterday by participating in a Japan Olympic Academy (JOA) special ‘Youth and the Olympic Games’ session, held at the Japan Institute of Sports and Sciences (JISS).

The session, made possible through the support of bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Olympic Academy (IOA), Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Japan’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, facilitated frank and fruitful analyses of the future of Olympic education for young people.

The event saw two notable milestones in Olympic education celebrated; Hiroji Koide’s ‘One School One Country’ Program, and the 30th anniversary of the Japan Olympic Academy launch.

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