The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is based on the Olympic philosophy that learning takes place through the balanced development of body and mind.
Adopting the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship means striving for these in all fields of life. The OVEP programme is based on these cornerstones; using the universality of sport to support delivery of curriculum inside and outside of the classroom.
What is OVEP?
The Olympic Values Education Programme is a series of free and accessible teaching resources created by the IOC, to complement academic curricula using the context of Olympic sports and the core principles of Olympism. Participants are encouraged to experience values-based learning and to assume the responsibilities of good citizenship. OVEP communicates the long-term benefits of sport and physical activity through an understanding of Olympism and its impact on individual health, enjoyment, and social interaction.
Who is OVEP for?
OVEP is designed to benefit young people from all walks of life, various cultures and all levels of athletic ability. It is not just for elite and competitive athletes, but in fact for the widest community possible.
OVEP is easy to integrate and put into action by teachers, instructors, coaches, sports clubs, government and educational authorities, members of the Olympic Family and even parents at home!
OVEP resources are free and easy to use. The resources include a comprehensive toolkit which is designed to enrich any educational curriculum, with Olympic-themed activities, teaching strategies and inspirational materials. Other resources include the Resource Library and the “Sports Values in Every Classroom” framework for teaching transferable life skills to 8-12 year olds, in any subject area.