Activities

THIS IS MY HERITAGE

All the delegations participating in the Symposium should prepare a presentation (PowerPoint or Video – max duration 10 min) regarding the cultural heritage of their country. A Digital Exhibition of all the presentations of the delegations under the title: “This is my Heritage” will be organized in the Conference Hall of the International Olympic Academy.

 

The delegations should also be prepared to talk in groups about their presentation (See WORKSHOPS).

 

The USB with the archive (PowerPoint/video) will be given to the Symposium Coordinator, responsible for the group, after the arrival of the group.

EXPERIENCING THE GREEK HERITAGE

OLYMPIC GAMES: A JOURNEY TO THE PAST

A tour to the Ancient Stadium of the Olympic Games.

IN THE CENTER OF HISTORY

A visit to the Archaeological Museum and the archaeological sites of Olympia.

 

The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece and contains priceless artifacts. The museum holds the sculptural decoration of the temple of Zeus, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is also home to the Nike of Paionios, the famous Hermes of Praxiteles, an outstanding collection of bronze objects ( the largest and richest of its kind in the world), and many more unique exhibits.

THE CLOSING CEREMONY – A CELEBRATION OF THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY:

In the Closing Ceremony will be presented Greek traditional music and dances.

THE WORKSHOPS

During the Symposium participants will have the chance to present in small groups the heritage sites of their country and discuss about the diversity of culture. (Teachers will assist by translating into English if needed). The duration of each presentation should be 20 minutes maximum.

 

The International Olympic Academy will also prepare workshops for the delegations about the History of the Olympic Games.

THE REVIVAL OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES:

Running was the oldest and most important Olympic sport. From 776 BC to 728 BC, the stadion, a sprint event of about 180 m, was the only event. Until the Roman period, the victor of the stadion race gave his name to the Olympiad in which he had won.

 

Gradually other running events were added. At the Olympic games, the following events were introduced besides the stadion: the diaulos, this is twice the distance of the stadion, the race in armour and the dolichos, a long-distance race. The torch-race and the marathon were not Olympic sports.

 

Greek athletes, like modern athletes, increasingly specialized in a single sport. Sprinters were often capable of winning both the stadion and the diaulos, but victories in more diverging events were rare.

 

The participants of the Symposium will have the chance to take part in the following running events: Stadion (180 m), Diaulos (360m) and Dolichos (1400m). They can participate only in one running event.

 

Sport clothing for the participants is required.