Estonian Olympic Academy

Country

Estonia

Name of Academy

Estonian Olympic Academy
Eesti Olümpiaakadeemia

Email

info@olympiaharidus.eu

Website

http://www.olympiaharidus.eu/

Name of President

Neinar SELI

Foundation Date

18.04.1989

History of the Academy

Estonian Olympic Academy (EOA) was founded in 18.04.1989 in Tartu. Since 2009 it operates as an independent non-governmental organization, being at the same time a member of the Estonian Olympic Committee.

Projects of the Academy

The main programs of the EOA for different target groups are the following.

1. Public programs
  • Annual Conferences
  • Summer Sessions
  • Annual Award for the best sports publication named Georg Hackenschmidt since 2011 (in cooperation with the Estonian Sports Museum)
  • Olympic Education Website olympiaharidus.eu
2. Programs for the athletes and coaches
  • Traditional scientific sessions for analyzing performance of Estonian Olympic athletes since 1992
  • Involvement of Olympic sportsmen into educational activities (School Olympic Games, Summer Sessions, Integration projects)
  • Educational materials for the Estonian Olympic team
3. Programs for the universities
  • Integration of Olympic topic into the curriculum of Tartu University
  • Essay contest for choosing participants to the IOA sessions
  • Annual scholarship named Prof Atko-Meeme Viru for the best young sports scientists since 2009
  • Conferences and seminars (in cooperation with the Tartu University)
4. Programs for the schools
  • Project “School Olympic Games” since 1997 – to explaining Olympism and the idea of Fair Play, raising interest to the sport and physical activity, bringing Olympic Games to every student
  • Project “Fair Play in Youth Sport” since 1997 – to valuating the honesty and respect in youth sport by annual contests and special awards (FP medal, T-shirts, books)
  • IOA Young participants sessions since 2011 – to educating young participants, promoting Olympic values through sports and motivating participants’ activity, creativity and voluntary work; to compiling new educational material (board game)