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Pierre de Coubertin

To nominate your student for the Piere de Coubertin Award or find out more information please CLICK HERE or contact the New South Wales Olympic Council at nswoc@olympics.com.au or tel. 02 9247 2000. 

The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The Awards take place on an annual basis and recognise senior secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.

Each year, secondary school teachers are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award from year 10, 11 or 12. Each nominee must participate actively in the school's physical education program with a consistently positive attitude and must have represented the school in a sport

Award recipients are also invited to attend an Academy Day (held in each respective State) which provides the opportunity for students to meet Olympians, workshop Olympic issues and learn about of the International Olympic Movement and includes official Awards Ceremony from the Australian Olympic Committee. 

New South Wales Academy Day and Presentation Details:

Friday 29 June 2018
Aerial Function Centre, UTS - Broadway
9.30am - 2.30pm (Academy Day for students)
3.00pm - 4.00pm Award Presentation 

To attend the Academy day please ensure nominations are submitted by Friday 22 June. For any nominations received after this date the certificate will be sent to the school - nominations end 31 October 2018. 

The pinnacle of the Awards is the opportunity to represent Australia at the International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum. The Forum occurs every two years and is held in various locations around the world. Only eight Australian students from hundreds of award recipients are selected to attend.

Baron Pierre de Coubertin was born in Paris in 1863 and was personally involved in fencing, rowing and cycling. His visits to British “public” schools resulted in a lifelong interest in trying to get the heavily academic French schools to take up more sports-oriented curricula. As an educational theorist, de Coubertin was convinced of the importance of sport for the development of the individual. He believed that the qualities of initiative, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play should be encouraged in young people who participated in sports and competitive games.


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