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






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Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
  • Born: January 1, 1863
  • Died: September 2, 1937
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Leader

Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President. 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. He graduated with a degree in law and public affairs Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). It was at Sciences Po that he came up with the idea of the Summer Olympic Games.

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