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www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW35

36OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.orgOLYMPIC VALUESexpressed by - or directed toward - individuals, theprinciples of Olympism are inherently socialconstructs. That is, they represent the models ofbehaviour that a complex organisation such as theIOC can apply when delivering programmes to groups of people, other organisations or society ingeneral. In effect, the principles make up the "public face" by which the Olympic Movementexpresses its values to the world. Each value can be expressed through more thanone principle. The value of respect, for example, canbe brought to life by behaviours that are humanistic,non-discriminatory or both. The fluid relationships that exist between the Olympic values and principlesenable a number of powerful belief/behaviourcombinations that more precisely shape sociallyresponsible actions and advance the mission of the Olympic Movement. VALUES IN ACTIONDespite this evolution of its mission's purpose andimpact, the Olympic Movement of today has notstrayed far from Coubertin's original intent. In fact,one could argue that the programmes currently inplace simply clarify, reinforce and build upon theconcepts he shepherded more than 100 years ago.With the goals to be achieved set so high, the path toattaining them comes with many challenges. Morecan always be done, but this should not take awayfrom the results already achieved.PROMOTION OF WOMEN IN SPORTCoubertin was, amongst other things, a man of his time. Therefore, when he envisaged sport as a key contributor - along with education and culture -to the "harmonious development of man", he meantjust that. Women were excluded from the firstOlympic Games in 1896, just as they had been from the ancient Olympic Games upon which themodern Games were based. Today, more than 4,300female athletes compete in the summer OlympicGames. All sports seeking inclusion in the OlympicGames must include women's events. Over the past 100 years, opportunities for sportsparticipation have grown dramatically for women - not just in the realm of the Olympic Games, but alsoin the athletic programmes developing in mostcountries of the world. The Olympic Movement hasplayed a leading role in this shift by: