Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French pedagogue and historian who is best known as the founder of the International Olympic Committee.
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“Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.”
Pierre de Coubertin
“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.”
“The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.”
“For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.”
“The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.”
“Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.”
“All sports for all people.”
“In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.”
“For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.”
“All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.”
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