The first day of world forum “Olympism in Action” brought together more than 2.000 participants from all over the world in Exhibition and Convention Centre in Buenos Aires.
On the first day of Forum Edin Branković, M.Sc. founder Excellence Academy Bosnia and Herzegovina meet with former Secretary-General of the United Nations, current chairman of IOC Ethics Commission after his visit Young-Changemaker (YCM) area on the Forum. Afterwards, Edin joined the plenary session “Prevention of Harassment & Abuse in Sport” facilitated by HRH Feisal Al Hussein and guest lecturers Maria Bobenrieth (Executive Director, Women Win, The Netherlands), Colin Harris (Former Professional Footballer & Academic, University of Brighton, United Kingdom), Diane Huffman (Senior Advisor, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee & Confederation of Sports, Norway), Karen Leach (Child Protection Advocate, Ireland), Morinari Watanabe (President, International Gymnastics Federation, Japan).
In afternoon hours Edin held presentation about “Excellence Academy Bosnia and Herzegovina” project that IOC ranked among the best youth projects in 2016 and 2018. While being in the YCM booth Edin talked with new YCM colleagues for YOG Buenos Aires 2018. He welcomed together with his colleagues representatives of international organizations. They talked about possibilities of engaging youth in different youth projects through different organizations. YCM booth was visited by IOC President, Mr. Thomas Bach who has contributed and who has supported the initiative of YCM projects.
In the end of day one, founder of Excellence Academy, Edin Branković attended awarding ceremony for: “Woman in Sport Awards”, “Sport & Active Society Grants”, “IOC Coaches Lifetime achievements awards”, “Global Active Cities Certification”.
Edin Brankovićs’ participation on the Forum in a role of founder Excellence Academy and national team athlete is great recognition for Bosnia and Herzegovina, NOC and SF with whose support Edin represents Bosnia and Herzegovina all over the world.