The aim of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) is to create an international cultural centre in Olympia, to preserve and spread the Olympic Spirit, and to study and implement the educational and social principles of Olympism.
The Session for Young Participants is open only to participants between the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the Session (IOA policy). Candidates must have an understanding of Olympism and demonstrate their active involvement in the Olympic movement. General information on the IOA is available at http://www.ioa-sessions.org.
All expenses will be paid during the course of the IOA, however delegates will be required to provide their own transportation to Toronto or Montreal (the Canadian departure points for Olympic Airways flights to Greece). Delegates will also be responsible for expenses incurred in Athens prior to the official start and after the official end of the Session.