Objective. Theoretical substantiation and experimental testing of the efficiency of using the Olympic movement cultural heritage as an effective factor in the education of adolescents in the educational environment of institutions of general secondary education (IGSE) of Ukraine.
Methods. Theoretical analysis and analytical review of scientific-methodical literature, materials of the Internet, educationalmethodical programs of IGSE, questionnaires, M. Rokich’s methods, methods of mathematical statistics.
Results. Analysis of contemporary ideas about the Olympic culture significance as a carrier of historical, ideological, axiological potentials, which can contribute to the formation of initiative, independence, creative and criticality thinking among students has been conducted. The effectiveness of implementing the developed practical recommendations for the integration of the achievements of the Olympic movement cultural heritage in the process of teaching the subjects of “History”, “Foreign Literature”, “Geography”, “Physical Culture” and the integrated course of “Art” for pupils of the 8th grade of the IGSE of Ukraine, which contain reproductions of works of various art related to the Olympic movement and information about their involvement in outstanding events contributing to the realization of the tasks of the New Ukrainian School - the formation of axiological, culture-universal, educational-cognitive competence and that of personal self-improvement has been proved.
Conclusions. The study showed that the use of the Olympic movement cultural heritage in the educational process of the IGSE of Ukraine contributes to attracting a wider range of students to humanistic ideals and values of Olympism, the Olympic heritage, physical culture and sports activities and healthy lifestyles.