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Pierre de Coubertin

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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.

— Pierre de Coubertin

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The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.

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In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.

— Pierre de Coubertin

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Swifter, higher, stronger.

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The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.

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Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

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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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A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.

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All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.

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All sports for all people.

— Pierre de Coubertin


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Despite these challenges the USFSA continued its planning for the games adopting in its first program for the meeting eight articles to address only one of which had to do with the Olympics. Young also suggests that the story about Coubertin's having sketched the velodrome were untrue and that he had in fact given an interview in which he suggested he did not want Germans to participate something he later denied in a letter to the Kaiser. Coubertin himself was frustrated by the Greeks who increasingly ignored him in their planning and who wanted to continue to hold the Games in Athens every four years against de Coubertin's wiPierre de Coubertins.

He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games. Born into a French aristocratic family he became an academic and studied a broad range of topics most notably education and history. Pierre de Frédy Baron de Coubertin (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ də kubɛʁtɛ̃]; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French educator and historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee.

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