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Olympic Education Day

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.

Young students ready to attend the Olympic Education Day 2013_MG_0741.jpgYooung students arrive at the Panathenaic Stadium to attend the Olympic Education Day wearing the IOTC hatsIOTC volunteers paint the Olympic circles and the emblem of the Olympic Truce on young students' facesIOTF / IOTC Vice Chairperson Mrs. Fanni Palli Petralia, IOTC Director Dr. Constantinos Filis and IOTC Deputy Director Mrs. Dora Pallis attend the Olympic Education Day 2013, organised by the Hellenic Olympic Academy at the Panathenaic Stadium, Greece.Volunteer of the International Olympic Truce Centre paints the Olympic circles on the face of a young studentVolunteers of the International Olympic Truce Centre at the Olympic Education Day 2013An IOTC volunteer paints the emblem of Olympic Truce on a young student's faceYoung student with the Olympic circles painted on her face




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