Monday, May 12, 2008

Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has played an important role in the development of culture and Olympic education agenda, by establishing a policy that aims to provide more resources to their promotion in and through sport nationally, regionally and internationally, and especially the Olympics.

This policy has two main objectives:

• It seeks to develop the link between sport and culture in all its forms, encourages cultural exchanges and promoting the diversity of cultures.
• It also aims to promote Olympic education and supports other institutions prone values of Olympism.

It is based on the principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter (principles):

• Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a lifestyle based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles
• The objective of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

Some info on the Promotion of Culture and Olympic Education

IOC President, Jacques Rogge with the mayor of Busan, Hur Nam-Sik.
© IOC / Richard Juilliart19 February 2008

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* In 2010 in Vancouver, Olympic education is online (28 September 2007)
* The Olympic education for 400 million young people in China (August 17, 2007)
* Olympic Spirit among young scouts (August 15, 2007)
* World Forum on Sport, Olympic Education and Culture Closes in Beijing (24 October 2006)
* The values of the Olympic Movement (October 23 2006)

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Programs and activities

In the field of advocacy too, the IOC has launched a series of programs and activities that contribute to raising awareness about the importance of culture and Olympic education. Activities such as global forums, drawing competitions and youth camps are implemented in cooperation with several institutions, such as the Olympic Museum, Olympic Solidarity (SO), International Olympic Academy (IOA), United Nations l 'Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOG).

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