International Olympic Academy

Each year, Olympic enthusiasts gather to learn and discuss the important issues of the Olympic Games.

They congregate at the Internatioal Olympic Academy, located at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, in Olympia, Greece. 

There are sessions for Olympians, Young Participants, the Media, Graduates, Masters Students, School Teachers and Olympic Education program managers. 

Participants discuss a range of subjects important to the Olympic Games and share their findings with the International Olympic Committee. 

Information regarding the sessions are available by contacting 


2018 Young Participants Session

The 2018 International Olympic Academy’s 57th Young Participants Session was held in May and brought together a large group of international and diverse participants from around the world to the ancient city of Olympia.

This year, Australia was represented by Olympians Brendon Sexton (triathlong) and Sarah Cook (Rowing) 

To read Brendon's Blog detailing his experience click here

55th International Session for Young Participants Official Commemorative Photograph