World Olympians Forum 2023



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The World Olympians Forum official travel agency is Atalante. For any enquiries regarding your flights, visa or accommodation, please contact them directly:

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Flights are being booked through the official travel agency. No reimbursements will be provided if you choose to book your own flights. Please note that if you miss your flight or connections you are responsible for all costs associated with re-booking. The WOA team cannot help you with any flight issues. Please contact the travel agency directly.


On arrival at Istanbul airport, after luggage collection and customs, exit into the arrivals hall and look for the Cups & Clouds Coffee shop sign. In front of that you will see volunteers in orange jackets with the Spor Istanbul logo.


For main NOA delegates, if you are eligible for an e-visa, the travel agency will complete this on your behalf. Please send them a scanned copy of your passport. You do not need to apply for your own e-visa.

If you are not eligible for an e-visa and need another type of visa, please apply for your own visa and inform the travel agency who can support you with the process. For main NOA delegates, you will be reimbursed the costs of the visa.

Travel Insurance is at your own cost.


The World Olympians Forum hotel is the Grand Tarabya. Check in is from 14:00.

Please note you will be asked for a credit card on check-in to cover any incidental expenses. You will need to pay for room incidentals (i.e. telephone usage, mini bar, etc). Breakfast is included with your hotel room booking.


Forum accreditation collection will take place in the lobby of the Grand Tarabya Hotel on September 15, 16:00 to 18:00. If you are unable to collect during this period, you can also collect your accreditation on September 16 at the Forum venue.


There is a welcome dinner on Friday, 15 September. Please come dressed for the theme: Olympic Games. You may wish to wear your Olympic Games outfit.


The Forum will be held at the Volkswagen Arena.


The dress code for the Forum is smart casual. During the month of September, the weather in Istanbul is around 15° – 25°C. It is air-conditioned in the forum venue so you may wish to bring along a light jacket or sweater. There will also be optional sports activities so bring along sports attire and running shoes.