Embracing Olympism: Cultivating Olympic Values and Olympic Education Beyond the Games

Start Time: 
Tuesday, 25 June, 2024 - 15:00

“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 internationally recognised human rights and universal fundamental ethical principles within the remit of the Olympic Movement.” (Paragraph 1 of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism)


Panel Discussion: In a few weeks the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will be held. Doping, commercialization, and corruption are often connected to the Olympic Games and Movement. However, Olympism is more than a mega sports event. This panel discussion will relate to the above-mentioned definition on Olympism regarding Olympic values and Olympic education.


Chair: Prof. Dr. Annette R. Hofmann (GER), Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany



  • Maria Bogner (GER), Head of the Olympic Studies Centre

  • Prof. Dr. Katia Rubio (BRA) Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo

  • Prof. Jim Parry (UK/CEZ) Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague

  • Bruce Kidd (CAN), Professor Emeritus of Sport Policy at the University of Toronto


  1. Introduction – ICSSPE and Olympic Movement (5 min) 
  2. Round-table Panel Discussion (50 min)
  3. Q&A / Closing remarks (5 min)

Questions for Discussion: 

  • What are Olympic values? 
  • How can they be transferred to the athletes and to the public? 
  • What is Olympic Education and how can it be transferred to students and athletes? 
  • What are the biggest challenges right now in respect to Olympism? 

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