The activities of the International Olympic Academy and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its operation at the Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis, in the summer, in the presence of Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, was the focus of the briefing given to President Karolos Papoulias by the Acedmy's President Isidoros Kouvelos on Wednesday.
Kouvelos referred to the Acedemy's educational programmes, stressing that "the phenomenon of violence is combatted only with education" and spoke of considerable work which, although acknowledged internationally, remains unkown in Greece.

During his visit, Kouvelos invited the President of the Republic to honour the celebration event at the Pnyx with his presence.