NOA Guide

Best Practices

Member engagement

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
Social media - Twitter India @IndianOlympians
Launch: February 2016
Followers: 37.5K
Germany @GermanOlympians
Launch: June 2013
Followers: 2300+
Social media - Facebook Angola @OlimpicosAngola
Launch: February 2008
Followers: 1500+
Newsletter / Magazine Australia Australian Olympian Alumni Annual Magazine
Circulation: 2500+ Olympians
Launched: 2014
Frequency: Yearly
Distribution: Physical post & online version
Philippines Arete Issue No. 2, Arete Issue No. 3
USA USOPA The Olympian Newsletter
Puerto Rico View (in Spanish)
Website Switzerland View
India View
Sri Lanka View
Canada View
Informal group chats (WhatsApp) ASIA NOA Group Group chat with representatives from the NOAs in the Asia region, moderated by WOA
Benefits for Olympians Singapore NOA partners with corporate sponsors to provide services to Olympians, e.g. free gym membership

WOA Branding

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
OLY presentations Japan OLY pins are sent to the Japanese Olympians via postal mail
Australia View, View
Germany An OLY presentation ceremony is held together with the Annual General Meeting.
FIVB with Japan NOA


OLY pins given to Japanese Olympians at Tokyo 2020 test event. 

Service Projects

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
Service to society – prisoners rehabilitation Chinese Taipei View
Twice a month, Olympians in Taiwan visit reform schools across the country to promote Olympism & broaden prisoners’ understanding of the benefits of balancing body, mind & spirit.
Service to society – Olympics for youth Chile View
Service to society – Sports Initiation Caravan Japan View
Service to Olympians – Athlete career transition Zimbabwe View
Zimbabwe Olympians & elite athletes are training for a bright future as sports administrators thanks to a professional development programme run by the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee & supported by the National Olympians Association.
Service to society - Granting wishes USA View

Leadership & governance

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
Strengthening regional ties Nordic NOAs View
Asian NOAs View
Networking events Australia Women in Business Network
Terms of Reference New Zealand Olympians Commission, Athletes Commission

Finance Management

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
Membership fees Japan, Switzerland Members contribute to the annual running of the NOA, & receive a level of service in return i.e. annual reunion, newsletters, discounts
Malaysia Members contribute a one-time registration fee to join their NOA
Corporate partnerships India Tata Foundation is a partner of the India NOA as part of their corporate social responsibility & funds the programmes & activities of the NOA.
Private donations USA US Olympians donate to fund programmes that help Olympians in need.
Social Enterprise programmes Chinese Taipei View
Zimbabwe View

Stakeholder engagement

Topic NOA Brief description / Link
NOA & NOC – shared office/resources Japan The NOC provides the office & staff for the NOA.
Great Britain The NOC supports the communications & delivery of the annual GB Olympians run.
Namibia The NOC And NOA shares resources such as office and postal address.
NOA & NOC AC - Olympians heal division Colombia View
The NOA & AC applied jointly for a WOA Grant which provided access to sport for children & young people to help them overcome obstacles & develop self-confidence.
NOA & government / sports federation Zambia View
NOA & NOC AC collaboration Singapore One member of the NOA is co-opted into the NOC AC.
The NOA’s AGM was held at the same venue of the Athletes’ Forum organised by the Athletes’ Commission. This helped with logistics arrangements & costs, as well as provided the opportunity for the Olympians & athletes to mingle.
Namibia NOA chairperson is co-opted into the NOC AC and vice-versa.
NOA & NOC - Olympic Day
Olympian-led sport, cultural & educational activities took place to encourage young people to get active & adopt a healthy lifestyle, while showcasing the role of sport as a tool for development & social harmony
Cape Verde View
Slovenia View
Lithuania View
Georgia View
Australia View
Philippines View
Japan View
Poland View
Chinese Taipei View
NOA & NOC collaboration Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia Joint delivery of Mentoring programmes

Updated on 15 April 2019