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Olympic Values Symposium 2012

The Olympic Values Symposium, held in London June 29-July 1, 2012, was the launch of a series of annual events that highlight the role of sport in achieving global goals. Lord Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, convened the event and used it as the basis for a paper on "Olympic Values for the 21st Century" that was published in the run-up to the London Games. The symposium addressed three overarching themes: the meaning of Olympic values in the twenty-first century; how to realize them more effectively in sport at the Games and beyond; and how to leverage them for broader goals, nationally and internationally, including for human rights and peace. Participants stressed the importance of clarifying the definition of the three core Olympic Values—Excellence, Respect, and Friendship—and their relevance to sport and beyond.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the World Faiths Development Dialogue. 

related | Olympic Values Press Release
related | Paper by Lord Moynihan, "Olympic Values: Challenges for 2012”
2012 Olympic Values Symposium Participants


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