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

The Olympism Project was formed by Olympian participants of the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece. The Project's goal is to advance the principles and practice 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


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

  Training – Olympism workshops and presentations
  Education – Olympism-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 contribute to the Olympism Project, please contact us:

Olympism as the holder & distributor of social peace: this will be the final rung to climb.   - Pierre de Coubertin

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2006, file photo, Korea flag-bearer's Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean county of Pyeongchang. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Annual Spirit of Oympism Event - June 23

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

For more info: email us, follow @OlympismProject on Twitter, Like the OlympismProject group on Facebook.


Olympism in Action: Upcoming & Recent Events

Tickets for the 33 sports range from the cheapest general tickets at ¥2,500 (RM94.41) to an eye-watering ¥300,000 for the best seats at the opening ceremony. — Reuters picTeam OP at TOKYO 2020
OP to facilitate dialogue & workshops surrounding Olympic Ideals and the intersection of sport & social responsibility.

Join the global conversation leading up to & during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games @OlympismProject on Twitter & Facebook.