|November 21, 2008
Greek participants at Beijing Forum 2008 highlight facets of Greece's modern Olympic History
The revival of the modern Olympic Games in 19th Century Greece and the nature, content and dynamics underpinning the advancement of Olympic Education in numerous countries were presented by two Greek participants at the acclaimed Beijing Forum held recently at Peking University (November 7-9). Approved by China’s State Council and under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government, Beijing Forum ---initiated in 2004--- is an international forum co-sponsored, amongst others, by Peking University.
Beijing Forum 2008, the fifth annual conference has as its core academic idea for further debate and reflection the motto “The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All – The Universal Value and the Development Trend of Civilization”.
On another panel, the Associate Professor of the University of Peloponnesus and Dean of the International Olympic Academy Constantine Georgiadis presented the results of a recent survey on the content and dynamics of Olympic Education in more than 70 countries and regions. Professor Georgiadis emphasized the importance of governmental institutions and funding and the significance of the training of the teachers involved in the teaching of the history of the Olympics and the Olympic