"Olympic Values: London and Beyond" Report of the Olympic Values Symposium
July 1, 2012
As part of a new project on Olympic Values in the 21st Century, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, Lord Colin Moynihan, and Worldwide Support for Development co-supported a symposium on Olympic Values in London, chaired by Lord Moynihan and attended by young leaders from around the world. This event report highlights the three overarching themes discussed at the two-day symposium: 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 human rights and peace. It also features excerpts from submissions to a global essay contest in which 265 students from 61 countries shared their ideas about Olympic values and how to realize them through sport, culture, education, and other public initiatives.