Stacey Cook Helps Promote Olympic Values at 54th IOA in Greece

2014-07-14 14:05

Winning is important, but respect for diversity is the true meaning of the Olympic Games.

That was the message at the 54th International Session of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) for Young Participants. In June, two hundred participants from 96 countries congregated in Ancient Olympia, Greece; among them was the U.S. Ski Team’s Stacey Cook.

The speed team veteran “took a chance,” not really knowing much about the program, hoping to take advantage of a summertime trip to Greece. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life, she said.

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