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The Olympic Movement

Speaker: Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM

The International Olympic Committee Office, Lausanne
Photo courtesy of Jan Kossen

Education and Research. situated in the neighbourhood of Ancient Olympia .IOC • International Olympic Academy – a multicultural interdisciplinary centre for Olympic Studies.OCM.

(created by the Paris Congress on 23rd June 1884) which serves as an umbrella organisation of the Olympic Movement .IOC-NOC-OCM • International Olympic Committee (IOC) – an international non-governmental non-profit organisation.

Organisations of the Olympic Movement .

To participate in the Olympic Movement.IOC founded on 23 June 1894. . organisations must meet the ethical principles of the Olympic Charter.Olympic Movement Olympic Movement . .Based on Olympism.What are the symbols of the Olympic Movement? . .

SYMBOLS OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT • • • • • The Olympic Rings The Olympic Flag The Olympic Motto The Olympic Anthem The Olympic Flame and Torch .

The Olympic rings .

The Olympic flag .

The Olympic motto • In Latin • In English – .

beautiful and good Descend..etc . Father of the true. shed over us thy light Upon this ground and under this sky Which has first witnessed thy unperishable fame……. appear.The Olympic Anthem • • • • • Immortal spirit of antiquity.

The Olympic flame and torch .

and supporting the view that sport can be used to teach and learn social and cultural values and attitudes . recognising the educative value of sport.The Olympic Movement • The Olympic Movement acknowledges sport as a valued human practice.

NZOC.Goal of the Olympic Movement is to: • contribute to building a better and more peaceful world by • educating young people through sport free of discrimination and in the Olympic spirit • (Understanding Olympism. 2000) .

2000) .The Goal of Olympism The Olympic Movement strives to achieve its goal through the promotion of Olympism. The Goal of Olympism is to: • Use sport to promote the balanced development of people as an essential step in building a peaceful society that places a high value on human dignity. (Understanding Olympism.

2000) . respect for the opponent. (Understanding Olympism. generosity. and combating violence and unfair behaviour.Olympism Olympism promotes a way of life based on five ideals: • the balanced development of body. unity. non-discrimination and respect for others • fair play . which involves the observance of the rules. will and mind • the joy found in effort • the educational value of being a good role model • respect for universal ethics including tolerance. Olympic ideal.

green and red. • Olympic symbol – symbol. • Olympic Games – or Olympics. starting with the Games. where blending sport and culture with art and education aims to combine in a balanced whole the human qualities of body. black. which is formed by five interlinking rings: blue.What are the meanings of the words connected with the Olympic Movement? • A. . • Olympiad – the four-year-period between the Olympic Games. are an international multi-sport event taking place every four years and comprising summer and winter games. Olympism – a philosophy of life. yellow. will and mind.

This assitance takes the form of programmes elaborated jointly be the IOC and the NOCs.More words connected with the Olympic Movement? • Paralympics – The Paralympic Games are elite sport events for athletes from different disability groups. • Olympic Solidarity – “The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance to NOCs. if necessary. with the technical assistance of the Ifs. . in particular those which have the greatest need of it.” (Rule 5. Olympic Charter) • Olympic Solidarity is the body responsible for managing and administering the share of the television rights of the Olympic Games that is allocated to the National Olympic Committees.

etc . • Olympic emblem – a design featuring the Olympic rings together with other distinctive elements. trainers. • Olympic oath – the promise to play fairly and obey all of the Olympic rules. is a musical piece composed by Spyros Samaras with words taken from a poem of the Greek poet and writer Kostis Palamas. taken by an athlete and judge from the host country at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games • Olympic village – Olympic Villages are built to house all participating athletes as well as officials. with the five interlinked rings in the middle (see the Olympic symbol).More words connected with the Olympic Movement? • Olympic hymn – . and Organising Committees for the Olympic Games all have an emblem featuring the Olympic rings. The National Olympic Committees. also known informally as the Olympic Anthem. • Olympic flag – consists of a white background with no border.

and for governing the Olympic Movement.What are the meanings of the words connected with the Olympic Movement? • The Olympic principle – expressed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part. just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle". . • Olympic Charter – a set of rules and guidelines for the organization of the Olympic Games.

“ Olympic Charter. the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. will and mind. paragraph 1 . exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body. Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort. Fundamental principles.Olympic Charter Fundamental Principles "Olympism is a philosophy of life. Blending sport with culture and education.

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