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TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT W hen you watch athletes in action they seem to make their activity look so easy. In fact, an athlete does not become a champion without certain qualities and values. SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES Unscramble the letters in the following sentences to find out what qualities an athlete needs to be a champion. S/ he brings together talent and heart in aLANCABE of body, will and mind. ........................................................ S/ he must love the sport. There is joy in the ROFEFTof athletes participating in their sports. ........................................................ S/ he wants to do his/ her best. Athletes strive for CEEELNXLC. ........................................................ S/ he does not cheat. Great champions believe that true sport is IARFsport. ........................................................ S/ he SPRCETESopponents, officials and fellow team- mates. ........................................................ FAIREFFORTEXCELLENCE RESPECTS BALANCE Wanted Ad– In a small group, make a list of the qualities that a person has to have to be a champion. Then write up a WANTED AD for " a champion". Write your advertisement for a champion in felt pens on poster paper. Mount the ad on your school bulletin board. Star Chart– Identify one activity that you do really well. Bring a photograph of yourself or draw a picture of yourself doing the activity. Create a STAR CHART that includes the activity photographs of all of the learners. YOUAREA CHAMPION! SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM TEACHING VALUES109 USE THIS ACTIVITY TO HELP LEARNERS TO THINK ABOUT HOW THE OLYMPIC VALUES CAN HELP THEM TO BECOME THE " BEST THAT THEY CAN BE." Role Play– Today, a mighty spirit says you can become a star in any sport or activity you wish. You are being interviewed by a reporter. How would you respond to the following questions? • Will you please describe some of the skills involved in your activity? • Will you please tell us what you had to do to reach your goal? • Is there anyone you'd like to mention who helped you? How did s/ he help? • What does it feel like now that you have reached your goal? How has your life changed?

110TEACHING VALUES SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM " THOSE WHO CANNOT FORGIVE OTHERS BREAK THE BRIDGE OVER WHICH THEY THEMSELVES MUST PASS." ( CONFUCIUS/ KONG ZI, CHINESE SCHOLAR, 5TH CENTURY BC) " FAILURE IS OFTEN THAT EARLY MORNING HOUR OF DARKNESS THAT PRECEDES THE DAWNING OF THE DAY OF SUCCESS." ( UNKNOWN) " IF YOU WANT YOUR EGGS HATCHED, SIT ON THEM YOURSELF." ( HAITIAN PROVERB) " SOLITUDE IS A SILENT STORM THAT BREAKS DOWN ALL OUR DEAD BRANCHES; YET IT SENDS OUR LIVING ROOTS DEEPER INTO THE LIVING HEART OF THE LIVING EARTH." ( KAHLIL GIBRAN ( 1883- 1931), PHILOSOPHER, POET AND ARTIST FROM LEBANON) " LIFE BEGETS LIFE. ENERGY CREATES ENERGY. IT IS BY SPENDING ONESELF THAT ONE BECOMES RICH." ( SARAH BERNHARDT ( 1844- 1923), FAMOUS FRENCH ACTRESS) " THE WORST OF ALL DECEPTIONS IS SELF- DECEPTION." ( PLATO ( 427- 347 BC), GREEK PHILOSOPHER AND EDUCATOR) FOR DISCUSSION Speak about the meaning of one of these quotations to your class, your club or a small group. In your own words, list important lessons about life and living that are communicated in these quotes. Find other quotes – from the poets, leaders and athletes of your own country or culture. Prepare a poster or a drawing using the words of one of your favourite inspirational quotations. BelowSydney 2000: Cathy Freeman ( AUS) celebrates with her gold medal after winning the Women's 400m. Cathy comes from the Aboriginal tradition of Australia and is proud of her heritage. WORDSOF INSPIRATION USE THE QUOTATIONS TO INSPIRE REFLECTION ON LIFE MESSAGES THAT CAN INSPIRE COMMITMENT TO A TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR OR AN ACTIVITY.