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- It is an organization for children aged 8-15 years that has been established as a part of the National Olympic Academy, the educational arm of the National Olympic Committee.
- It brings together children on a weekly basis, Saturdayís, at 10:00am, to have them experience the values and high moral standards of the Olympic Movement through sporting endeavors.
- They are also taught to express these values through their own involvement in sporting activities organized by the Junior Olympians.
- There is nothing in the Olympic Movement taught to the Junior Olympians that would not be of benefit to them in their broader educational development.
“We promise to uphold the lofty values of the Olympic Movement, striving to be the best we can be in accordance with the Olympic Spirit. Citius, Altius, Fortius. Faster, Higher, Stronger“
- Junior Olympians should be familiar with all rules, oath and theme song.
- They should strive to be fair at all times.
- Should not engage in fights, any form of dishonesty especially stealing.
- Full participation is expected at all times except in cases of illness or special circumstances.
- There should not be any form of discrimination.
- They should follow direction of persons in authority.
- They should attend sessions regularly and punctually.
- They should not cause any social disruption in wider community.
- To engage the members in deliberate, formal education activities relative to Olympism.
- To instill the positive values of fair play, camaraderie, discipline and co-operation.
- To engage the members in physical education such that it becomes integral to their personal development.
- To organize an annual Session in the form of a Camp, for the members.
- To involve the members in a range of activities designed to broaden their understanding of the relationship of Olympism to life itself.
- To develop the widest possible range of skills of the members.
- To organize picnics, hikes and other recreational activities.
To educate young people about the history of the Olympic Movement, the present status of the movement and the future. There is a need to continue from where Baron Pierre De Cobertin left off , so that we can continue with the inspiration, keeping the spirit alive.
What is the focus of the Junior Olympians?
The sessions are divided into seven basic subject areas:
- Arts & Craft and Design
- Physical Education & Health
- Science & Mathematics
- Personal Planning & Leadership Skill
- Writing & Drama
- Social Studies, History & Geography
What is thought?
- Olympism and the Olympic Movement
- Symbols of Olympism
- Sports and Drugs
- Sports and Nutrition
- Sports and Health
- Physical fitness and the heart
- Mass participation, fair play and unity
- Managing one’s sexuality in sports
- Developing one’s physical and social morals through sports.
- Moral values are learnt through Olympism, such as friendship, honesty, discipline and fair play.
- The Olympic spirit is not a competition or a system but an attitude and will to perform to the best of one’s ability.
- It involves those moral principles that promote human understanding.
What does Olympism Mean?
O – Organisation
L – Loyalty to your Nation
Y – Your Education
M – Mass Participation
P – Perseverance
I – Integrity
S – Sports For All
M – Mutual Respect