The historian Pierre De Coubertin died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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French academic and historian who founded the International Olympic Committee and helped establish the modern Olympic Games. He is known for his academic work in the field of education, and released a book on the subject, L’Education en Angleterre, in 1888.
He traveled to England in the early 1880s and studied with Thomas Arnold, a Rugby School teacher who emphasized the importance of physical education.
His poem, Ode to Sport, was honored with a gold medal at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games.
"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."Pierre De Coubertin
"The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them."Pierre De Coubertin
"The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity."Pierre De Coubertin
"The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete."Pierre De Coubertin
"The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well."Pierre De Coubertin