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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“The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.”
Pierre de Coubertin
“The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.”
“A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.”
“Sport must be accessible to working class youth.”
“Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.”
“Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.”
“The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.”
“The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.”
“Olympism is a doctrine of the fraternity between the body and the soul.”
“Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.”
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