NOA Guide

Best Practices

Here are lists of good examples of activities implemented by other NOAs across different areas. NOAs can learn from these examples and replicate them according to their own context. If you would like to receive more information on one of these practices or guidance on how to implement it, please contact the WOA team via info@thewoa.org.

Member Engagement
  • Initiatives for Olympians

    During the 2019 World Olympians Forum, four NOAs shared the activities and programmes that they have in their respective countries. Their presentations can be found in the links below

  • Twitter

    India

    Launch: February 2016
    Followers: 41.4K+

  • Twitter

    Germany

    Launch: June 2013
    Followers: 2.3K+

  • Facebook

    Angola

    Launch: February 2008
    Followers: 1.5K+

  • Magazine

    Australia

    Australian Olympian Alumni Annual Magazine
    Circulation: 2500+ Olympians
    Launched: 2014
    Frequency: Yearly
    Distribution: Physical post & online version

  • Newsletter

    Philippines

    Titled "Arete", the POA newsletter is sent to Olympians and shared with their NOC.

  • Newsletter

    USA

    USOPA publishes "The Olympian" newsletter every quarter.

  • Newsletter

    Puerto Rico

    Newsletter

  • Website

    Switzerland

    We, the Swiss Olympians, form a network of a different kind , made up of and for special people. Throughout the years, this network brings together people who share an extraordinary experience: that of having participated in Olympic or Paralympic Games.

  • Website

    India

    Indian Olympians is an alumni association for Indian Olympians. Be the primary support & face of all Indian Olympians globally. Ensure Olympians the recognition, respect and dignity they deserve.

  • Website

    Sri Lanka
  • Website

    Canada
  • WhatsApp

    NOAs Chat Group

    Continental chat groups with representatives from the NOAs in the Asia and Americas, moderated by WOA

  • Initiatives for Olympians

    Singapore

    Partnership with corporate sponsors to provide services to Olympians, e.g. free gym membership

WOA Branding
  • OLY presentations

    FIVB with Japan NOA

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

  • OLY presentations

    Germany

    An OLY presentation ceremony is held together with the Annual General Meeting.

  • OLY presentations

    Australia
  • OLY presentations

    Japan

    OLY pins are sent to the Japanese Olympians via postal mail

Service to Olympians / Service to Society Projects
  • Service to society – prisoners rehabilitation

    Chinese Taipei

    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
  • Service to society – Sports Initiation Caravan

    Japan
  • Service to Olympians – Athlete career transition

    Zimbabwe

    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
Leadership & Governance
Finance Management
  • 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

  • Membership fees

    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
  • Social Enterprise programmes

    Zimbabwe
Stakeholder Engagement
  • NOA & NOC – shared office/resources

    Japan

    The NOC provides the office & staff for the NOA.

  • NOA & NOC – shared office/resources

    Great Britain

    The NOC supports the communications & delivery of the annual GB Olympians run.

  • NOA & NOC – shared office/resources

    Namibia

    The NOC And NOA shares resources such as office and postal address.

  • NOA & NOC AC - Olympians heal division

    Colombia

    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
  • 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.

  • NOA & NOC AC collaboration

    Namibia

    NOA chairperson is co-opted into the NOC AC and vice-versa.

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Cape Verde

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Slovenia

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Lithuania

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Georgia

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Australia

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Philippines

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Japan

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Singapore

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Poland

    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

  • NOA & NOC - Olympic Day

    Chinese Taipei

    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

  • NOA & NOC collaboration

    Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia

    Joint delivery of Mentoring programmes

Updated on 15 April 2019