POSTED: April 3rd 2012

Sochi 2014 Olympic Teacher contest launched for 3rd year

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: The Sochi 2014 organizers have launched the third edition of the annual Olympic teacher contest together with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

The contest allows the teachers to use Olympic education in their programs, seminars and educational modules and promotes awareness about the Olympic and Paralympic themes. It is now also open to also organizations, sports clubs and public societies, supporting the ideas and principles of the Games.

This year the event has evolved and is focusing more on mass implementation, so that specialists in the field of education and volunteers, organizers of cultural mass events and representatives of the media can all take part.

The 2012 contest will cover these categories:

- "The most successful Olympic knowledge ambassador" (work demonstrating the extent of educational resource implementation, developed by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and presented on the"Education" page);
- "The most informative media project on the Olympic theme" (development and implementation of various Internet projects, radio and television programs, themed projects in publications);
- "The most informative project involving mass sports " (staging of mass sports events);
- Special nomination for "Best participating school in the “One school, one country” program.

Applications will be accepted April 1- September 20, 2012 and the winners and prizewinners will be selected by a commission with the awards being given out in November at Moscow and Sochi.

The Sochi 2014 Olympic education program has also been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Keywords · Sochi 2014 · Olympic education · IOC

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