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Maldivian duo participates in International Olympic Academy event

Date : 13 Jun 2019

Male, Maldives, June 13, 2019: Swimmer Ahmed Raidh and Fathimah Fairooza Adam from handball are representing Maldives at the 2019 International Olympic Academy’s 59th Young Participants Session which opened in Athens, Greece, last Sunday.

International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, the President of Greece, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, and many other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony at Pnyx Hill in central Athens.

The main theme of this year’s session is ‘Olympic Diplomacy and Peace’.

The President of the International Olympic Academy, Isidoros Kouvelos, welcomed the young people from all over the world, while Spyros Kapralos, the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, delivered the welcoming address.

The two-week session aims to educate participants through the creation of unique experiences and the expansion of Olympic knowledge, and seeks to motivate young people to promote the Olympic Movement and educate others in their own countries.

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