World Olympians Association – 5 Rings of Development
FICTS —Federation International Cinema & TV Sportifs, an IOC recognized organization, presents a film competition to
filmmakers globally through a series of festivals, with category winners moving up to Milano Italy for the Final Phase. The festivals take place on all continents throughout the year, the finals are in November.
- WOA/FICTS agreement provides WOA access to the film archives; Olympians will be involved with the festivals in their countries.
- WOA is sponsoring the Torch Awards for Film School Students for films on Olympic Sport and Values.
This program involves Olympians as mentors and role models for young athletes. Storytelling and coaching are the vision for the Youth Olympic Games. We are working to develop details with the organizers of YOG as one of the ways to implement this concept.
Art of the Olympians – Olympic Legend and artist Al Oerter's vision for an Olympic Art Museum and Center for Excellence is being carried forward by his wife and daughter. AOTO will foste children's education on Olympism and Art.