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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.
         
   
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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.

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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.
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Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
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"Swifter, higher, stronger."
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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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R: http://www.famous-quotes-and-quotations.com/sports-quotation.html
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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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