Olympic Movement

The Olympic movement is constantly growing and is an extraordinary factor in development.  Today, it represents a major world phenomenon in the development and promotion of sport on every level, as well as in sectors related to education, individual rights, cutural diversity, improvement of society in general and sustainable development.  One of the missions of the NOCs is to develop and promote the Olympic ideals in their respective coutries.  According to the Olympic Charter, "Olympism", blending sport with culture and education, seek to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical priniciples.  Priorites at national level often favor athletes or the development of coaches and the NOCs, therefore do not always have the possibilities or the means of organizing activities in other fields.

The seven progams at the disposal of the NOCs within the frame work of the promotion of the Olympic values therefore make an important contribution, enabling the NOCs to carry out actions related to the values conveyed by the fundamental principles of Olympism according the their need, their individual situation and their culture.

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