【Taipei, June 6th, 2019】The President of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee & Olympic Academy, Mr. Hong-Dow LIN, was awarded with the prize “ATHENA” by the President of International Olympic Academy, Mr. Isidoros KOUVELOS, in recognition of CTOA’s dedication and contribution to the promotion of Olympic Movement. At this glory occasion, His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopions PAVLOPOULOS, IOC President, Dr. Thomas BACH, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Mr. Spyros CAPRALOS, and IOA Honorary Dean, Prof. Konstantinos GEORGIADIS, all came to the scene to congratulate President LIN.
The awarding ceremony was held on the Hill of Pnyx, in Athens, on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. CTOA is the fifth NOA in the world awarded the prize by the IOA. IOA’s recognition proves worthwhile of CTOA’s consistency to actively involved in the Olympic value promotion and its historical developments, and to cooperate closely with the IOA in an effort to pass on ethics and ideals to the young generations.
Following the establishments of NOAs of Spain, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America, the Chinese Taipei National Olympic Academy, the fourth in a row, was founded in 1978 by the late Prof. Ming-Hsin TANG, former Secretary General of Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee and Chairman of Education Commission of CTOC. The Chinese Taipei Olympic Academy Session has been conducted consecutively for 41 years with the aim of promoting the fundamental principles and values of Olympism. Since its establishment in 1978, through this NOA’s dedication and relentless hard work, the Academy has successfully assembled a total of 4,100 domestic participants and 90 international participants from Asian countries over the years.