Making Ideals Real

         "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 a good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

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       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. "               -Olympic Charter

Introduction & Background

Olympism Project was formed by Olympian participants of the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece, with the goal of advancing principles and practices of Olympism worldwide:

    Pursuit of Excellence – Body, Mind, Spirit

    Joy in Effort – Faster, Higher, Braver

    Fair Play -- Respect, Sportsmanship, Cooperation

    Service – Sport for All, Solidarity, Development

    Peace – Unity, Friendship, Nonviolence, Ekecheria

Olympism Project nurtures human development through training and education, inspiring and empowering individuals and groups to take responsibility for increasing world peace through sport. OP has promoted the realization of Olympism through:

  TrainingOlympism workshops and presentations

  EducationOlympism-based classes and curricula

  Advising – Support to NGOs, OOCs, NOCs & NOAs

  Monitoring – Documentation of Olympism practices

  Outreach – Linkage w/Olympism resources/networks

  Publishing Olympism-related papers, articles, blogs


Team OP collaborates on several ongoing efforts to make Olympic ideals real.  To join or connect with the Movement:

Follow OlympismProject on Facebook and @OlympismProject

#Olympism365 (IOC)

Olympism Blog (OP)

"Olympism as holder & distributor of social peace: this will be the final rung to climb."

-Pierre de Coubertin

Olympians on Olympism

Several generations of Olympians gathered in conjunction with worldwide Olympic Day to discuss Olympic Ideals' power to inspire social change. 

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Olympism in Action:  #Olympism365

Generations of Olympians - and Olympians in Life - continue to gather to carry on the work of making Olympic ideals real.

To connect, Follow the OlympismProject page on Facebook; #Olympism365