Pierre de Coubertin 07-16-2004 10:44

Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France (1863-1937) was a brilliant educator and scholar who believed that part of the glory of the Golden Age of Greece had to do with the emphasis placed on physical challenges and frequent athletic festivals. His enthusiasm for the Olympic Games also derived from the parallel he drew to his commitment to a French education system that incorporated moral and social education in a structure of school games.

He organised two international meetings of the "Union des Societes Francaises de Sports Athletiques" (USFSA) at Sorbonne, Paris, in 1892 and 1894, where he first presented the rebirth of the Olympic Movement, in the presence of representatives of nine different countries.

Editor:Wang Ping

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