Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), in collaboration with the POA Athletes Commission, organized the “1st Pakistan Athletes Forum” at WAPDA Sports Complex, Lahore on 14-15 November 2020. This would be a follow up of the directions of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 with the aim to educate, create and promote awareness amongst the athletes of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s Philosophy of role modeling, Olympic Values, Protection of the Clean Athletes, Prevention of Harassment & Abuse in Sport, etc
The participants witnessed the message of the International Olympic Association (IOC) President Thomas Bach. The organization of athlete-centric forum delighted the IOC chief, who congratulated the POA and its Athletes Commission on the historic gathering of athletes. In his message, he said: “Athletes are not only at the heart, but athletes are also the heart of our Olympic community.”
Asian Hockey Federation Chief Executive, Dato Tayyab Ikram was invited to make a speech at the closing ceremony of the event and to interact with the athletes and officials at the event.