The NOA of Iran, according to the recommendations of the IOC and Olympic Charter as well as the expectations of the International Olympic Academy, established the National Olympic Academy in the year 2002.
The idea and plan of establishing the I.R. Iran National Olympic Academy goes back to 1994. The NOA’s original statutes adopted in 1994 had to be amended to correspond with the new facilities added to the NOA complex. The NOA complex was finally ready to become operational in the year 2002.
The National Olympic Academy was inaugurated on 20th June 2002 in the presence of H.E. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC and high- ranking sport officials of the country so as to become a place for all those who are seeking for knowledge and action to contribute to the development of sport, promotion of Olympism and bringing about sport achievements.
On 17th March 2005, NOA was introduced as OCA High Level Training Center during the official visit of H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad, President of Olympic Council of Asia.
NOA was selected as South West Asia representative of Federation of International Cinema Television Sport FICTS. On 12 June 2007, the Regional Anti-Doping Organization of Central Asia office started its activities as one of the 14 regional and international offices in NOA. The National Olympic Academy of Iran is formed based on IOA criteria as well as training and education centers of some NOCs and thus works in these areas: Olympic education for all age categories, sport for all, athletes’ scientific and technical levels, suitable facilities for training and education of athletes & sport management, facilities and expertise for promotion of champions’ performance which were all focused on national and international levels particularly for Continental & Olympic Games and its statute was drawn up based on NOC statute. The President of NOA is appointed by the NOC Executive Board.
The National Olympic Academy is located in Enghelab Sports Complex in an area of four acres in the north of Tehran.
This sports body is accessible through three entrances i.e. West gate from north Seoul street as well as southern and northern gates of Enghlenab Sports Complex.