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The Understanding of Olympic Values by Brazilian Olympic Athletes

The Understanding of Olympic Values by Brazilian Olympic Athletes

Carlos Rey Perez, Katia Rubio University of São Paulo

Abstract: The Olympism is structured in educational and humanistic perspectives. The Olympic Games, the public face of the Olympic Movement, exposes the greatest legacy of this socio-cultural mega event which are the athlete. Besides competing, enchanted by the high level of motor skills and inspire new generations athletes are a major means of communication and promotion of the Olympic values. They represent the Olympic values that are essentially human values. The objective of this paper is to present, through the biographical narratives of Olympic athletes, the understanding of a group of seven Olympic values: friendship, excellence, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality. The values found in the narratives allow understand how formant understanding of the athlete's career with so many demands for victory and success. Keywords: Olympic values; Olympism; Olympic Movement; Athletes

International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE) Volume 1, Issue 12, December 2014, PP 37-43 ISSN 2349-0373 (Print) & ISSN 2349-0381 (Online) www.arcjournals.org ©ARC Page | 37

 

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