Olympic Values

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Olympic Values include respect, excellence, and friendship. As elaborated in the Olympic Charter, they encompass "mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play" as well as "social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles," non-discrimination, and "sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.” Taken together, these values comprise the philosophy of Olympism.