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www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW9EDITORIALWelcome to this special edition of Olympic Review, published to coincidewith the International OlympicCommittee's 119th Session in Guatemala City. Thecover story of this issue focuses on the values thathave guided the Olympic Movement since the firstmodern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, and how they are brought to life through the IOC'sactivities and projects, as well as during the Games themselves.Starting on page 28, Steven Maass looks at howOlympic values distinguish the Games from othersporting events and drive the entire OlympicMovement. As he explains, these values can besummed up in three key ways: striving for excellence;living in friendship and peace; respecting oneself,each other and the rules.We follow that with a feature showing how the IOCbrings the Olympic values to life through six guidingprinciples: universality, humanism, solidarity, non-discrimination, sustainability, and the alliance of sport,culture and education.These values can be seen today in the wide-reaching range of IOC projects around the world. TheDVD you receive on the inside back cover of this issueentitled "Bringing the Olympic values to life" -introduced on pages 40-42 - looks at these values inaction, from a "Sport for peace" project in Liberia tothe IOC's promotion of women and sport, the AthleteCareer Programme and Olympic Solidarity. We also look at the remarkable Olympic EducationProgramme in China, which is teaching Olympicvalues to 400 million school children. One of the highlights of the IOC Session inGuatemala City will be the election of the host city forthe 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Starting on page 46,Olympic Reviewpresents an overview of the three Candidate Cities (in order of the drawing of lots) from their Candidature Files. The Beijing Games are now only a little over a year away, and our countdown continues (from page 64 onwards) with profiles of five more sports onthe programme - baseball, canoe/kayak, fencing,handball and modern pentathlon - as well as thelatest news on athletes who look set to give strongperformances in Beijing (pages 26 to 27).Still looking ahead to Beijing, we report on twoOlympic Solidarity scholarship holders who will behoping to compete in the sailing events in QingdaoHarbour. On page 62, the Czech Republic's Veronika Fenclova and Turkey's Kemal Muslublasreveal how Solidarity is enabling them to keep their Olympic dreams alive.Finally, the 1932 Los Angeles Games which tookplace 75 years ago this July are the subject of ourPast Excerpt feature, which simply serves to underlinehow Olympic values today are built on the foundationslaid throughout the history of the Olympic Movement. We hope you enjoy this issue and, as ever,welcome your feedback.Above rightUniversality is one of the six guidingprinciples of the OlympicMovement We welcome all your comments and suggestions.Please email, fax +41 (0)21 621 6356, or send letters to: OlympicReview, IOC Department of Communications,Ch√Ęteau de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland EDITORIALBYGISELLEDAVIESIOC DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS