The opening ceremony of the face-to-face postgraduate program, which for the last two years has been conducted online due to the pandemic, took place at the premises of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia.

The program, co-organized by the Department of Sports Management Organization of the University of Peloponnese and the IOA, is entitled "Olympic Studies, Olympic Values, Organization and Management of Olympic Events". The program is headed by Professor of Sports Sciences of the University of Peloponnese, Mr. Kostas Georgiadis. It is an innovative program based on the three pillars of the Olympic Movement: Education, Sports and Culture, which are the foundation of Olympism and Olympic Pedagogy.

On behalf of the Municipality of Ancient Olympia, the President of KEDEO Mrs. Roy Antonopoulou welcomed and welcomed the 19 new students from various countries around the world, talked to them about Olympia and about the fact that 8 years ago she was lucky enough to attend the same postgraduate program, again headed by Professor Georgiadis. He also stressed that it is important to implement this program within Olympia, which enables the participants to experience the values of Olympism in their authentic place, while he invited them to become "ambassadors" of these values in their countries.