The Olympic Values

Our SSP is determined to use the London Olympics legacy to inspire young people into participating in Sport.


Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement saw in the Olympic Games an ideal opportunity to develop a set of universal principles – or Values – that could be applied to education and to society as a whole, as well as to sport itself.

These values are therefore crucial to the School Games:

  • Respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking care of one’s health and the environment
  • Excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objectives
  • Friendship – how, through sport, to understand each other despite any differences