Istanbul to Host 2023 World Olympic Athletes Forum

Istanbul to Host the World Olympic Athletes Forum
Istanbul to Host 2023 World Olympic Athletes Forum

The World Olympic Athletes Association (WOA) chose Istanbul. Istanbul will host the 2023 World Olympic Athletes Forum. IMM President met with WOA President Joel Bouzou Ekrem İmamoğlu“We are ready to provide a great environment for WOA,” he said.

The World Olympic Athletes Association (WOA) chose Istanbul. Istanbul will host the 2023 World Olympic Athletes Forum. IMM President met with WOA President Joel Bouzou Ekrem İmamoğlu“We are ready to provide a great environment for WOA,” he said.

Taking initiative for the 2036 Olympic Games, Istanbul will host an important Olympic organization.

IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluIn March 2022, he aspired to the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games by meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Lausanne. Continuing its work with the vision of the Olympic philosophy, IMM will host the World Olympic Athletes Forum organized by the World Olympic Athletes Association (WOA).

READY MESSAGE FROM İMAMOĞLU

Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu In his statement, “As the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the governing body of the largest city in Europe, we aim to convey the great impact of sports and the Olympic movement to everyone in our city. In this context, the philosophy of the Olympics is at the center of our focus. An important part of our strategy is to host the Olympic athletes, who are the most important representatives of the Olympic philosophy, in our city and thus benefit from their knowledge and experience. We are ready to provide a great environment for WOA through the World Olympic Athletes Forum to inspire our athletes, our youth and our entire society.”

REPUBLIC HIGHLIGHT FROM JOEL BOUZOU

WOA President Joel Bouzou underlined that it is a great honor to be a part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Republic of Turkey and said, “Olympic Athletes are a living example of the values ​​of the Olympic movement. The World Olympic Athletes Forum is a place where Olympic Athletes from all continents can share their stories, inspire each other and share best practices on how they can contribute to their communities. The WOF's two previous meetings have led to the launch of many more projects to bring together the communities of Olympic Athletes from around the world, provide sporting opportunities to disadvantaged youth, help fight obesity and inactivity, and protect the environment. We look forward to working with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to empower more Olympic Athletes to make the world a better place through sports.”

The first World Olympic Athletes Forum was held in Moscow in 2015 and the second in Lausanne in 2019. More than 107 participants from 150 National Olympic Associations (NOA) came together under the theme of Olympic Athletes for Life. While reinforcing the special status of Olympic athletes as ambassadors at the heart of the Olympic movement, the Forum takes on the WOA's mandate to support the needs of Olympic athletes and spread Olympic ideals and strengthen NOAs's global network.

Günceleme: 27/11/2022 12:11

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