Olympic Preparation Scholarship Programme

With the vision of supporting excellence, Olympic spirit and the hopes of young athletes, the Latsis Foundation has joined forces for the second consecutive year with the A. G. Leventis Foundation and the Hellenic Initiative, supporting Greek and Cypriot athletes who continue their preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. The three institutions awarded a total of 41 scholarships to athletes who were distinguished for their performance in 2017.

The scholarship programme of the A. G. Leventis Foundation is an institution in the field and has been supporting, in the last 20 years, those who train hard, often in unfavourable conditions, to enter to deservedly compete with the best of the world in this great celebration of athleticism, the Olympic Games.

  • More than 480 scholarships have been awarded to athletes from Greece and Cyprus since the start of the programme in 1999 to today.
  • Olympic scholarships have been received by athletes from a wide range of sports, such as taekwondo, gymnastics, cycling, rowing, sailing, etc.


“Last year, I had the pleasure and honour to receive a scholarship through the Olympic Preparation Scholarship Programme. Thanks to this, I was able to do much of my preparation, as I managed to buy the necessary apparel. Thank you very much to the Foundation and hopefully this year the athletes who receive a similar scholarship will be helped like me!”

Thanasis Kalakos, Track and field athlete, 800m and 1,500m


“I would like to express my sincere thanks to the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation for the scholarship I received for the 2017 – 2018 period. It was very substantial support, as I went through a year in which I needed many rehabilitation sessions in order to reach some of my athletic goals. I am grateful for this scholarship and I hope that such support for athletes will continue to exist for many years to come!”

Evangelia Plyta, Gymnastics Athlete