In an thrilling and ground-breaking new initiative, the International Olympic Academy (IOA), the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) and Costa Navarino in Greece, have introduced throughout a digital occasion, the world’s first Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course.
The identify of the brand new course, which is situated at Costa Navarino’s Navarino Hills symbolises the hyperlinks between golf and Olympism, as it’s the nearest golf improvement to Historic Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Video games.
The announcement – which coincided with the event when the Worldwide Olympic Day is well known internationally – comes at a time when golf’s reputation continues to soar and is predicted to be one of many important sights in Tokyo this summer, following its spectacular return to the Olympics at Rio in 2016.
The brand new partnership between the IOA and Costa Navarino, with the numerous contribution of the HOC, is guided by the ideas and values of Olympism and goals to advertise Olympic Schooling by means of a wide range of actions in each Costa Navarino and the IOA premises and can play a key function in serving to to advertise golf to an increasing worldwide viewers.
The naming of the brand new Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course displays the IOA, HOC and Costa Navarino’s shared values of sustainability, private welfare, training, and development. The course is certainly one of two 18-hole signature programs at Navarino Hills, which have been designed by two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal and can absolutely open in spring 2022.
Through the occasion, moderated by Sky Sports activities’ David Jones, the Normal Supervisor of Costa Navarino Golf, Nuno Sepulveda, joined live from Navarino Hills, along with members from Costa Navarino’s Junior Golf Academy, representing the game’s future vibrant stars. Representatives from the HOC, the IOA, the Hellenic Golf Federation and Costa Navarino spoke on the occasion, whereas its particular company have been the course designer José María Olazábal and GEO Sustainable Golf Champion, Suzann Pettersen (former Olympian at Rio 2016 and 15-time winner on the LPGA Tour).
Spyros Capralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and IOC Member, mentioned: “It’s with nice pleasure that we announce immediately, throughout the Olympic Day, the cooperation between the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Worldwide Olympic Academy and Costa Navarino, for the world’s first Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course. We’re due to this fact given the chance, by means of golf, which is a sport with out age limits, to name on all residents to take part in sports activities actions and to combine train into each day life.”
Isidoros Kouvelos, President of the Worldwide Olympic Academy, added: “The result of this cooperation will affirm the truth that Olympic Schooling, by means of which the Youth approaches Olympism, isn’t restricted to conventional means but in addition extents itself to new strategies which result in revolutionary paths for additional improvement.”
On behalf of the Hellenic Golf Federation, President Thomas Tokas, mentioned: “The reintroduction of golf on the Olympic Video games was a vital milestone for the game which is performed in 207 international locations around the globe. The Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course will additional enhance the game’s improvement and can appeal to youthful generations, and I wish to congratulate the IOA and Costa Navarino for this revolutionary partnership”.
Tomas Nemec, Chairman of Consillium SA (co-founders at Navarino Hills), mentioned: “By means of the IOA Golf Course, we’re completely satisfied to contribute to the essence of the Olympic Spirit for all generations of golfers. Our imaginative and prescient for Navarino Hills was to create the proper surroundings for golf on this unbelievable location within the Messinian land, and introduce a singular improvement which displays Costa Navarino’s dedication to sustainable improvement.”
Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman of TEMES – Builders of Costa Navarino, mentioned: “We’re very honoured that the brand new course will contribute to constructing a robust alliance between sport and training and conveying the ideas of the Olympic Motion. By means of Costa Navarino’s development, we purpose to proceed having a constructive impression within the areas the place we function – and to determine an upscale golf and sports activities vacation spot that appeals to the worldwide neighborhood.”
José María Olazábal mentioned: “It’s a nice honour to have designed the primary Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course at Navarino Hills. The event of the sport could be very near my coronary heart and I’m proud that future generations of golfers could have the chance to be educated within the Olympic values at this glorious new facility.”
Suzann Pettersen added: “My expertise of competing on the Olympics in 2016 was inspirational and the event of the primary Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course is a superb second for golf, because it strives to ship a vibrant and sustainable outlook for future generations.”
Named because the ‘World’s Finest New Golf Growth’ on the 2020 World Golf Awards, Navarino Hills is certainly one of Europe’s most eagerly awaited golf developments. Located over 125 hectares overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino and the Ionian Sea, the Worldwide Olympic Academy Golf Course will measure 6,366m in size and can open completely for the 5th Messinia Pro-Am which is able to happen from 24th to 27th of November.
When each Navarino Hills programs open to all guests in spring 2022, Costa Navarino will supply its company 4 signature golf programs to get pleasure from inside a most distance of 13km from one another, additional enhancing its standing as certainly one of Europe’s unrivalled golf locations.
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