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ERIC Number: EJ970776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
The Olympic Movement's Strategy for the Integration of the Concept of Olympic Education into the Education System: The French Example
Monnin, Eric
Educational Review, v64 n3 p333-351 2012
For Pierre de Coubertin, Olympism was a tool which could serve to educate young people, employing a twofold approach, both sporting and intellectual. This ambitious programme involved a balance between mind and body, as his famous statement, "Mens fervida in corpore lacertoso" (a passionate mind in a well-trained body), demonstrates. Since the renewal of the modern Games and the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, the Olympic Movement has based its actions on the principles set out in the Olympic Charter. These principles enable us to understand both the issues, and the IOC's determination to make this universal education a reality. In response to fulfil this need, the IOC produces resources and documents which are then made available to cities bidding to host the Olympic Games. (Contains 12 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France