As quoted in "Attaining the Ideals", in 'Awake!' magazine (8 September 2000)
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Pierre de Coubertin
Geburtstag: 1. Januar 1863
Todesdatum: 2. September 1937
Andere Namen: Barone Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin war ein französischer Pädagoge, Historiker und Sportfunktionär. Coubertin trat maßgeblich für eine Wiederbelebung der Olympischen Spiele ein und gründete 1894 das Internationale Olympische Komitee, dessen zweiter Präsident er von 1896 bis 1925 war.
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„The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.“
As quoted in The Olympian (1984) by Peter L. Dixon, p. 210
Kontext: The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. To spread these principles is to build up a strong and more valiant and, above all, more scrupulous and more generous humanity.
„In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.“
The Olympic Idea : Discourses and Essays (1970) by Carl Diem, p. 7
„I therefore think that I was right in trying from the outset of the Olympic revival to rekindle a religious awareness.“
Stated in the year before he died, as quoted in "The Olympics, Sports and Religion — Is There a Conflict?", in Awake! magazine (8 September 2000)
As quoted in "The Olympics — Where Are They Headed?", in 'Awake!' magazine (8 February 1977)