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XIII OLYMPIC CONGRESS Copenhagen, 3 - 5 October 2009

   

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Youth

Olympic Games

In his keynote speech on this theme Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic medallist and IOC member, noted that, “Every two years, alternately in summer and in winter, a very large part of the world lives and breathes the Games. The Olympic Games are a passage between before and after; they are a reference to which everyone can attach memories and emotions, whatever the political, economic or cultural context. The Games bring out heroes, joys and dramas, which break into our collective memory and the universal memory.”

During the discussion sessions, delegates stressed the importance of keeping respect for the fundamental principles of Olympism at the heart of the Games.

They also focused on the need for a periodic adjustment and review of the sports programme and the importance of fully integrating new values such as the environment, sustainable development and social responsibility through the Olympic ideals.

You can access the texts of each speaker, their presentation (if available) and the video of each session by clicking the links below.


 
PLENARY SESSION
DISCUSSION SESSIONS

1) HOW TO KEEP THE GAMES AS A PREMIER EVENT?

2) OLYMPIC VALUES

3) UNIVERSALITY AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES