ISF President Mr Laurent Petrynka, member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission, participated in the IOC Olympic Education Commission's annual meeting which was held virtually on 9 November 2020.
The meeting was led by the chair of the IOC Olympic Education Commission Mrs Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski.
The President of the International Olympic Committee Mr Thomas Bach welcomed the commission members with a speech on the importance of promotion of the Olympic values, especially in the education sector.
ISF President Mr Laurent Petrynka highlighted that ISF, with its 129 members, is committed to working closely with the IOC to spread Olympic values, education on healthy lifestyle, values of gender equality, fair play and inclusion among the education stakeholders and school-going youth.
“We have seen in the NOC survey that 86 per cent of them choose schools as target audience and same per centage focus on education as one of their main topics. It is a unique opportunity for us as the governing body for school sport to take an even more active lead role in working closely with the IOC to spread Olympic values, educating on healthy lifestyle, focusing on gender equality and such important matters. We have a strong international reach through 129 national associations. We are ready to meet and discuss with you how we can support and work together on this,'' stated ISF President Laurent Petrynka.
Olympic Education Commission advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on the promotion, development and implementation of Olympic values-based education strategy and provides strategic direction on IOC programmes and activities related to the education of youth through sport.
More info: olympic.org/olympic-education-commission