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The Olympic Movement

According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympism is a state of mind based on equality of sports which are international and democratic.  It is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.

The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination or any kind, in a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

There are three "pillars" of the Olympic Games - sport, culture and sustainability.
The Olympic Movement is also defined by activities such as:

  • Promoting sport and competitions through the intermediary of national and international sports institutions world-wide.
  • Cooperation with public and private organizations to place sport at the service of mankind.
  • Assistance to develop "Sport for All".
  • Advancement of women in sport at all levels and in all structures, with a view to achieving equality between men and women.
  • Opposition to all forms of commercial exploitation of sport and athletes.
  • The fight against doping.
  • Promoting sports ethics and fair play
  • Raising awareness of environmental problems.
  • Financial and educational support for developing countries through the IOC institution Olympic Solidarity.

There is no other opportunity that draws the attention of the world to the same extent and with such compelling ideals as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Learn More: Birth of the Olympic Movement

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