The educational aspect of Olympism and the Olympic values are the foundation of the unique character of the Olympic Movement. Sport thus represents a powerful tool and has the potential to play a fundamental role within society at large, particularly with respect to the younger generations.
Sport, a universal channel for social action
The promotion of Olympic values programmes cover fields as diverse as the protection of athletes’ health, environmental sustainability, gender equality, widening sports practice and lifelong Olympic education, as well as preserving heritage, in line with IOC policies on the subject. The NOCs are therefore able to play a key role within their respective communities in spreading this knowledge and can choose whether to focus their efforts on one or more areas, in accordance with their strategy, structure and needs.
Olympic Solidarity also provides financial contributions to NOCs wishing to take part in the IOC World Conferences which cover these different themes. The NOCs can therefore update their knowledge, be kept informed of the IOC’s policies and position, and benefit from networking and partnership opportunities.