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Pierre de Coubertin (1863 – 1937)

French educationalist and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.
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Pierre de Coubertin
A better world could be brought about only by better individuals.
de Coubertin quotes
The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. To spread these principles is to build up a strong and more valiant and, above all, more scrupulous and more generous humanity.
de Coubertin
Winning medals wasnít the point of the Olympics. Itís the participating that counts.

de Coubertin Pierre quotes
In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.
de Coubertin Pierre
I therefore think that I was right in trying from the outset of the Olympic revival to rekindle a religious awareness.
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