Sport and the idea of Olympism (Phylosophical - culturalogical analysis of the problem) (0.37 Mb, pdf) Read
Vizitei Nikolaj Nikolaevich
Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Full Professor
Educational organization: State University of Physical Education and Sport; Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Manolachi Vyacheslav Grigor'evich
Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Full Professor
Educational organization: State University of Physical Education and Sport; Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The philosophical-culturological consideration of the problem “sport and the idea of Olympism” is carried out. The ideas on the problem of Coubertin, which are reflected in the Olympic Charter, are analyzed. It is revealed that the idea of Olympism of P. de Coubertin and the idea of ancient Olympism are not identical, and the latter, in particular, is more metaphysically grounded. It is shown that in accordance with the view of ancient Greeks, Olympism is the philosophy of agonistic (competitive) life, and the agon itself is treated as a basic principle of cosmological and social relations as well, and the Olympic sport reproduces this principle, and in this case there is an emphasis on the opposition and unity of those basics, which make up the foundation of agonistic process. It is stated that in the philosophy of the modern period the competitiveness is also considered as a universal and internally contradictory social relationship, as an event, which constantly accompanies the act of self-awareness and self-realization, in which two human strives are realized: individualization and participation. It is shown that primary important task, which is connected with the development of the modern sport and modernization of the concept of Olympism, is the upheaval to the qualitatively new level of world-outlook competence of the coach and sportsman and on this basis - reorganization of the system of the Olympic education.

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