On April 12, the Hellenic Olympic Academy celebrated the “Olympic Education Day” on a spectacular event at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era took place.
The event, which was under the aegis of the International Olympic Truce Centre, the Greek Ministry of Education, the Prefecture of Athens and the Hellenic Olympic Committee, was attended by more than 35.000 students and their teachers from all over Greece.
Young students had their little faces painted by IOTC volunteers, with the Olympic circles and the dove of peace, so as to carry the message of Olympic and Peace back to their home.
The young students had the opportunity to attend the revival of the 1896 Olympic Games. The performers were dressed in traditional dresses and costumes, carrying everyone to that distant era with the representation of events, which also included the historic victory of the first Marathon winner Spiros Louis.
The Olympic oath was heard from the Olympian Petros Galaktopoulos (wrestling), while the raising of the Greek flag was made by 4-time Olympian Pyrros Dimas and the Olympic flag was raised by Olympic champion George Roumbanis.