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Pierre de Coubertin
January 1, 1863 - September 2, 1937
Nationality: French
Category: Leader
Subcategory: French Leader

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.


Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.


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

    Topics: Life

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.


Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.


Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.


In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.


May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.


For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.


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