Objective - to develop and test the structural and functional model of the activities of the regional centers of Olympic studies and Olympic education in Ukraine.
Methods: theoretical analysis and generalization of scientifi c and methodical literature, documentary materials and information from the Internet; questionnaire; expert survey; structural and functional analysis; modeling; methods of mathematical statistics.
Results. The structural and functional model of the Center for Olympic Studies and Education, which has an integrated character and refl ects the interaction of the divisions of the organization, has a well-established system of interaction of each individual link. The developed model of activity of regional centers of Olympic research and education of Ukraine consists of three blocks: the administrative unit plays a coordinating function in the work of this structure, which includes management and members of the center; the organizational unit is characterized by the realization of the forms of the implementation of Olympic education in the center's activities and includes commissions on research, namely: the preparation of athletes in the Olympic sport, the organization and implementation of Olympic education, the history of the development of sports movement in the region, the development of the Olympic movement in modern conditions (economic, political, legal aspects); Methodological block of structural-functional model of activity of regional centers of Olympic research and education of Ukraine refl ects the main groups of methods for optimal functioning of this organization.
Conclusions. Researches allowed: to replenish the existing material on the organization of the activities of the centers of Olympic research and education in the world and in Ukraine. For the fi rst time characteristic features of the regional centers of Olympic research and education; Problems of functioning of regional centers of Olympic research and education of Ukraine are revealed; identifi ed eff ective ways to overcome the problems that occur in the activities of the centers of Olympic research and education in Ukraine; The structural and functional model of the regional center of Olympic research and education of Ukraine, consisting of: administrative, organizational and methodical blocks, was developed and tested.