Romanian Olympic Academy celebrating April 6
- The #whitecard challenge – Involved over 35 R.O.A. county branches who took part in this campaign. Over 100 photos were sent to R.O.A., and they were promoted on the Facebook pages of ROSC and R.O.A. More than 300 people of various ages were photographed with the white card in their hands.
The campaign led to an increase in informing the general public about the activity of R.O.A. as well as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
- The R.O.A. dialogues – Simona Tabără Amânar (Olympic Champion and Director of the Romanian Olympic Academy) and Anita Sterea (historian and member of the ROA Board of director’s member) were the hosts of the 16 interviews that were taken with the following personalities:
- Mihai Covaliu – Olympic champion (fencing) and President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
- Octavian Morariu – IOC Member for Romania and President of Rugby Europe
- Camelia Potec – Olympic champion (swimming) and President of the Romanian Federation of Swimming and Modern Pentathlon
- Ana Maria Popescu – Olympic champion (fencing), active athlete
- Cătălina Ponor – Olympic champion (gymnastics)
- Marian Drăgulescu – World champion (gymnastics)
- Larisa Iorache – World Vice Champion (gymnastics)
- Elizabeta Samara – European Champion (Table tennis)
- Alina Rotaru – Youth Olympic Games Vice Champion (athletics)
- Arthur Hoffmann – Honorary Director of the Romanian Olympic Academy
- His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania
- Adrian Cioroianu – historian and professor at the History Faculty at the University of Bucharest, ambassador – permanent delegate of Romania to UNESCO
- Marian Preda – sociologist, Rector of University of Bucharest
- Marius Manole – actor
- Chris Simion-Mercurian – author, writer, stage director
The public was delighted by the appearances of the former Olympic champions, today retired but also by the appearance of young athletes who are still active. he interviews with the cultural personalities led to interesting testimonies about how sports and professional life combine in their lives.
This year, the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (R.O.S.C.) through the Romanian Olympic Academy (R.O.A.) celebrate three decades since it promotes the Olympic values at national level through cultural, artistic, educational and sports activities, conveying the message that Olympism transcends physical activity and reaches into the fields of education, philosophy, music, drawing, history.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has always been a reason for celebration and various activities for young people, organized by R.O.A. Annually, starting in 2014, R.O.A. organized at least one national event on the occasion of this day. This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian Olympic Academy moved the April 6 holiday to a virtual environment.
In order to bring the Olympic values and the significance of this day to an audience as broad and diverse as possible, R.O.A. organized two simultaneous actions: the #whitecard challenge – an international campaign joined by most R.O.A. branches and R.O.A. dialogues - 16 interviews with sports and culture personalities.