Essay On Olympism

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‘Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.’ ~ First Fundamental Principle of Olympism The Olympic Games started off as a festival in the antiquity, in the honour of the ancient Greek god, Zeus. In the late 19th century, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin resuscitated the idea and created what is now referred to as the Modern Olympic Games. The Games unite nations through the medium of sporting events with the participants striving to push …show more content…

Corruption, block votes and transparency in the IOC are major factors that must be taken into consideration. One of the main aims of the International Olympic committee must be to combat these issues, and try and make the Olympics reach the next level, one that helps maintain the peace and harmony in the world. France is an active member of the IOC and one of the most prominent nations in global sports. It not only revived the idea of the Olympics, it has participated in every modern Olympic Games. It also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1900 and 1924. France has won 671 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, with fencing and cycling as the top medal-producing sports. It ranked first in the 1900 Summer Olympics, and third in the 1924, 1932 and 1948 Summer Olympics respectively. After an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 edition, Paris is again campaigning to host the 2024 Games. France provides world-class infrastructure, has offers a compelling case for budget discipline with existing sporting arenas and accommodation (including state-of-the-art stadiums inaugurated this year for other global events),

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