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True Sport Principles

Gymnastics Ontario is a proud member of theĀ True Sport Foundation, a national charitable organization that is dedicated to advancing and supporting values-based and principle-driven sport in communities throughout Canada.


The True Sport Foundation embraces and promotes the seven True Sport Principles as a means to instilling character in our children, strengthening Canadian communities and increasing our opportunities for excellence.


True Sport Principles

Go for It

Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.


Play Fair

Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.


Respect Others

Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.


Keep it Fun

Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.


Stay Healthy

Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.


Include Everyone

Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.


Give Back

Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.




Your club can commit to the True Sport Principles by joining the growing movement of Canadians who believe sport can make a great difference. There is NO COST for joining. Go to to DECLARE NOW!


After joining True Sport, download the True Sport declaration certificate, sign it and hang it in a prominent place for all to see.