Olympic Games: Competed in 2010 and 2018

World Championships: Competed in 2009, 2017, 2019 and 2021

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LANGUAGES SPOKEN


Greek

English

French

Education/Studies

Degree in Economic Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (2012); Master in Sport Administration and Technology (AISTS), EPFL Lausanne (2014)

Professional activities

Communication Manager, International Fencing Federation (FIE) (2014- present)

Functions in the field of sport

IOC Athlete Role Model, Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 (2020); Member, Hellenic Athletes’ Commission (2017-present); IOC Career+ Educator (2018-present)

I WANT TO HELP ATHLETES CONTINUE THEIR BALANCED LIFESTYLES AND SUCCEED IN EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIVES

MARIA NTANOU

Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election

My fellow Olympian,

As a 2 x Olympic cross-country skier from Greece, on the road to my 3rd participation in Beijing 2022, I perceive Olympism as a philosophy of life, balancing our qualities of body, will and mind. It might seem impossible for a Greek xc-skier to win a medal at the Winter Games. However, I feel like a winner through all the values and skills I have obtained during my Olympic journey.

I offer you my holistic knowledge as an athlete who has a combination of experiences in the winter and summer Games involved in different roles across the Olympic Movement.

To realize my Olympic dreams, I had to pursue a dual career from a young age, combining my passion for sport with education and later on with my professional career. It was not an easy path. However, it is very rewarding and prepares you for the day after.

Committed completely to sport, I want to become a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission to listen to your voice and needs, and work together in order to develop the best conditions for the athletes to continue a balanced lifestyle in every sphere of life.

Original version: English
*Results as of 13 September 2021 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme