The partnership between the University of New York in Prague and the Czech Olympic Team officially launched on January 1st, 2022. The University of New York in Prague will be the Czech Olympic Team’s official educational supplier from 2022 to 2026, in a cooperation which focuses on educational provision and strengthening the Czech Team’s Dual Career program for athletes.
In addition to helping to educate athletes, UNYP will be contributing to the new collaboration as a partner of the Olympic Festival. This festival will be held in Brno from February 4th to February 20th and will celebrate the Czech athletes who will compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. UNYP is proud to be the official sponsor of the Czech Team’s volunteer program, which will bring 200-300 young athletes and Olympic enthusiasts from all over the Czech Republic to Brno to support the festival.
The partnership has also created unique opportunities for UNYP students to get into the Olympic spirit through internships with the NOC, volunteering, free tickets to Czech Team public events, and the opportunity to volunteer at Olympic Festivals in the Czech Republic.
“We are excited to launch our new relationship with the Czech Team. We are proud to be the team’s trusted educational supplier, entrusted with ensuring the future of Czech athletes by fulfilling their educational needs. We are excited as well for the opportunities that this will open up to UNYP students who come from all over the world to study here in Prague. The partnership will showcase our relationship with the Czech Republic as we introduce all of our students to the epitome of international diplomacy and congregation through sport,” commented Sotiris Foutsis, UNYP’s General Manager.
Olympic Gold Medalist and Dual Career Program manager Kateřina Neumannová added, “I am very happy that we can offer our athletes a university in the dual career program that supports the Czech Olympic Team. Students who would not be able to afford to enroll in UNYP in normal circumstances can now apply thanks to this partnership. I am looking forward to our cooperation and I strongly believe that it will be appealing to many athletes.”