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Pierre de Coubertin
(1863-1937) born on
Jan 01
French educator, sportsfigure. He revived the Olympic games; was president of the modern Int'l Olympic Committee 1896-1925.
Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

The Olympic Games are not just ordinary world championships but a quadrennial festival of universal youth. . . celebrated by each succeeding generation as it arrives on the threshold of adulthood.
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
"Swifter, higher, stronger."
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part . . . The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
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N: Motto of the Olympic Games, c.1908. It was apparently adopted by Coubertin after he spotted it over the doorway of a French lycee, though it has also been attributed to Reverend Father Didon.
K: Speech, Banquet to Officials of Olympic Games, London, 24 July 1908

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