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Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP)

About the OVEP (Olympic Values Education Programme)

These teaching materials focus on the five pillars of educational values: Joy of Effort, Fair Play, Respect for Others; pursuit of excellence; and balance between body, will and mind. The materials cover approaches to communicating and learning these educational values of Olympism.


  • ・ Fundamentals of Olympic Values Education
    Illustrates the principles of Olympism, the Olympic Movement, the history and tales from the Games, and the five educational values.
  • ・ Activity Sheets
    Presents experiential activities under 34 themes that allow students to take on a proactive role in understanding Olympism.
    It may be used along with the ‘Fundamentals of Olympic Values Education.

※ These teaching materials include two sections from the OVEP-related materials created by the IOC. ‘Fundamentals of Olympic Values Education’ and ‘Activity Sheets,’ that have been translated by the Japanese Olympic Committee under the supervision of the University of Tsukuba and the Japan Olympic Academy.

※ Please access the OVEP English edition from the following link.