20–22 October 2015, Moscow
The first World Olympians Forum organized by the World Olympians Association (WOA) in conjunction with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) was acknowledged as an effective communication platform to exchange experience and discuss the best practices and projects that have high priority for Olympians and the world community.
On 21 October, series of roundtable events were organized, along with the plenary session attended by the President of the Russian Federation, which became the highlight of the Forum. On 22 October 2015, the General Assembly held its meeting, which featured elections to the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association.
Guests of the Forum included WOA Patron HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, WOA President Joël Bouzou, ROC President Alexander Zhukov, WOA Treasurer Patrick Singleton, Sergey Bubka, Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, Olympic champions Yelena Isinbayeva, Svetlana Khorkina, Anastasia Davydova, Evgeni Plushenko, Alexey Nemov, Michelle Ford-Eriksson, Gary Hall, Charmaine Crooks and many other prominent sports officials and celebrated athletes. The Forum was attended by 270 participants, including 35 VIP guests, 15 famed foreign athletes, 25 speakers, 102 representatives of national Olympic associations and eight representatives of the International Olympic Committee.