As set out in the Olympic Charter, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Today, the core Olympic Values can be presented as excellence, friendship and respect.

Excellence - This value stands for giving one’s best, on the field of play or in the professional arena. It is not only about winning, but also about participating, making progress against personal goals, striving to be and to do our best in our daily lives and benefiting from the healthy combination or a strong body, mind and will.

Friendship – This value encourages us to consider sport as a tool for mutual understanding among individuals and people from al over the world. The Olympic Games inspire humanity to overcome political, economic, gender, racial or religious differences and forge friendships in spite of those differences.

Respect - This value incorporates respect for oneself, one’s body, for others, for the rules and regulations, for sport and the environment. Related to sport, respect stands for fair play and for the fight against doping and any other unethical behavior.

Thanks to the AIPS Magazine.