The Olympics and Paralympics are about much more than winning. Of course, I believe that all sports are about much more than winning. The Olympic and Paralympic values are great character education lessons for both children and adults. So, what are the Olympic and Paralympic values?
Core Olympic Values
There are basically seven Olympic and Paralympic values. Sometimes they’re shown together, but I’ve most often seen them shown separately. I’d prefer them together. Where character education is concerned, they’re all essential.
But, since they’re typically shown separately, here are the three core Olympic values:
Here are some helpful videos about Olympic values:
A bit of inspiration for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games:
These are some of my very favorite sports values:
One of my favorite resources about the Olympic and Paralympic values is a resource for schools from Hampshire County Council. Be sure to download the helpful PDF.
This is also helpful from British Council Schools Online: Olympic and Paralympic Values.
And here’s a video about the Olympic and Paralympic values:
I’m a Mr. Bean fan, so I have to share a bit of Olympic humor from the 2012 Olympics. This looks like the opposite of the Olympic and Paralympic values!
I hope you and your children and/or students have fun with the Olympics and find inspiration in the Olympic and Paralympic values!
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