The event, to be held from June 16 to 30, will focus on “Athlete as a Role Model” with a special attention on the challenges Olympic athlete can face as role models. Peters, Potini and Manine Lynch were nominated by their national federations to attend this meeting.
“Whilst Manine Lynch was unsuccessful this time round, the CISNOC board has endorsed for her application to be considered for next year’s intake,” said CISNOC acting secretary general Siniva Marsters.
“The programme is designed as an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic Movement. The IOA brings together a large group of young people from the different NOC’s who are primarily students, Olympic athletes, people active in sport, teaching or active in their respective NOCs. “The aim of the IOA is to educate, but more importantly, to motivate young people to use their experiences and knowledge gained from this session in promoting the Olympic ideals in the Cook Islands.”
Participants in the course are aged from 20 to 35.
“We convey to all three successful applicants this great opportunity and truly hope that after they have completed this session that they would advocate what they have learnt to the people of the Cook Islands,” Marsters said.
“We wish them every success on their journey to the homeland of the Olympic Games, Ancient Olympia, Greece.”