What is Olympism?

“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 way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.”

The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.

The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

Olympism takes the idea of building a better world through sport, using the 3 Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect and conducting activities in 6 areas:

  • Development through sport
  • Education through sport
  • Peace through sport
  • At grassroot level
  • Women and sport
  • Environment