Olympic Preparation Scholarship Programme 2021

With the common vision of supporting excellence, Olympic spirit and the hopes of young athletes, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation has joined forces for the fifth consecutive year with the A. G. Leventis Foundation, supporting Greek and Cypriot athletes who continue their preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, that took place during the summer of 2021, due to the one-year postponement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two Foundations partnered with the Hellenic Olympic Committee, with the aim of supporting athletes representing all the Olympic Sports Federations of the country. The three institutions awarded a total of 69 scholarships to athletes who stood out for their performance in 2020.

The Olympic Preparation Scholarship Programme of the A. G. Leventis Foundation has become a well-established institution as it has been supporting, for the last 22 years, those who train hard, often in unfavourable conditions, in order to be able to deservedly compete with the best of the world in this great celebration of athleticism, the Olympic Games. Notwithstanding any difficulty, Greece has a long tradition of successful participation in the Olympic Games, having, for instance, ranked 36th in the list of medals among the 206 participating countries in the previous Olympics (Tokyo, Japan – 2021).

  • For the 2020-2021 period, 69 sports scholarships have been awarded to 77 athletes representing all 28 Olympic Sports Federations.
  • Over 600 scholarships have been awarded to athletes from Greece and Cyprus from the beginning of the Programme in 1999 to 2021.
  • Olympic scholarships have been received by athletes of a wide range of sports, such as track and field, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, archery, fencing, taekwondo, sailing, swimming, rowing, tennis, etc.

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