Pierre de Coubertin

(1863 - 1937)

An aristocrat who in his twenties tried with little success to attach his “name to a great educational reform,” Pierre de Coubertin in 1890 met the organizer of the British Olympics and decided to take up the torch for the international games. The first modern international Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, ending a 1,500-year hiatus.


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Voices In Time

1896 | Paris

Antidote to War

Pierre de Coubertin revives the Olympic games.More

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