International Athletes' Forum
Overview of the Forum
Friday's Programme
Welcome at the Museum
Saturday's Programme
Anti-Doping & Support to Athletes
Sunday's Programme
Athletes' Rights & Protecting Athletes

A historic day in that for the first time ever was it a joint day of events shared between the IOC Athletes’ Commission and the World Olympians Association. Focused on communication, leadership and how the two communities could help each, Monday was all about inclusivity and diversity.

The day began with a panel discussion on the two organisations represented by IOC Vice-Chair Danka Bartekova, WOA President Joel Bouzou and IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell who spoke about the wide range of resources they contribute to their respective communities and then offered to answer questions from the participants.

Post lunch, a session on life skills that would heavily influence and educate the participants stole the show with specific lessons on leadership, communication and teamwork.  

Make sure you watch the wrap-up of the day below. 

Full Programme:


Welcome coffee

08:45 to 09:00

Review of Day Two

09:00 to 10:30

Opening Session

10:30 to 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 to 13:00

Continental Break out and Team Building exercise

13:00 to 14:00

Joint lunch and networking

14:00 to 16:00

Influence Like a Pro

16:00 to 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 to 17:00

Reflections from Continental Workshops


Cocktail function and address from IOC President Thomas Bach


Departure of participants