What is the Olympism philosophy?

Olympism is a philosophy of life which places sport at the service of humanity. This philosophy is based on the interaction of the qualities of the body, will and mind. Olympism is expressed through actions which link sport to culture and education.

What are the values of Olympism?

The three values of Olympism are excellence, friendship and respect. They constitute the foundation on which the Olympic Movement builds its activities to promote sport, culture and education with a view to building a better world.

What are the 5 educational themes of Olympism?

Section 4 includes theoretical background and activities relating to each of the five educational themes of Olympism: joy of effort in sport and physical activity; fair play; respect for others; pursuit of excellence and balance between body, will and mind.

Why Olympians are respected?

They don’t refer only to being good at sport but also, being educated, intelligent and strong-minded. These values mean striving for excellence, making friendships on and off the court, and having respect for yourself and others. They make you a great athlete and a great human being, as well.

Who created Olympism?

Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin: Visionary and Founder of the Modern Olympics.

When was Olympism founded?

The Olympics Through the Years The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

What are the 6 sporting values?

Inspired by sporting values For example, linked to the School Games, young people achieve personal excellence through six values – honesty, teamwork, respect, self-belief, passion and determination.

Does the Olympic fire ever go out?

It is not uncommon for the Olympic flame to be accidentally or deliberately extinguished during the course of the torch relay (and on at least one occasion the cauldron itself has gone out during the Games).