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  • The beginning of Olympic Games

    12 Oct 2020 by

    Since the beginning of Olympic Games’ history, the international composition of the IOC reflected Coubertin’s universal ambitions with the Olympic Movement. He foresaw that the IOC would maintain a group of individuals that self-recruited new members who could contribute to the global development of the Olympic Movement. According to Coubertin, the IOC members needed to… Read more

  • Coubertin Office

    12 Oct 2020 by

    In 1915, Pierre de Coubertin undertook an important and pioneering administrative step by moving the bureaucratic organization of the IOC from his home in Paris to Lausanne, Switzerland, in an attempt to protect the neutrality of the Olympic Movement during the War. In April 1915 the mayor and the municipality of Lausanne welcomed this transfer… Read more

  • Legacy of Pierre de Coubertin

    12 Oct 2020 by

    The CIPC has been working on projects with the proposal of maintaining the legacy of Pierre de Coubertin, as well as his Olympic idea and, also, bringing people more knowledge about the history of the CIPC. Because of that, we have a project which objective is a Lecture Series on Pierre de Coubertin and the… Read more

  • Olympic Institute Lausanne

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    Olympic Institute Lausanne. In order to support the establishment of sport centres Pierre de Coubertin founded ´The Olympic Institute´ in Lausanne in the in the winter of 1916/17. Its aim was not only to propagate the idea of communal sport centres, but to serve as a best practice example at the same time. Its motto… Read more

  • Pierre de Coubertin chose education as a way to contribute to France’s growth

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    Pierre de Coubertin chose education as a way to contribute to France’s growth. His starting point was the introduction of sport in high schools, which developed, in general analysis, essentially contesting the educational system as a whole.Youth, therefore, represented most of Coubertin’s work, since his proposals were based on his pedagogical concerns. The Baron’s devotion… Read more

  • City of Lausanne

    12 Oct 2020 by

    Did you know? 83 years ago, on june 1937, the City of Lausanne, having initially adjourned the decision in 1932, granted to Pierre de Coubertin the honorary citizenship.In 1964, with a year’s delay, the France Government celebrated the centenary of his birth at the Sorbonne, and 30 years later Avenue Pierre de Coubertin was inaugurated… Read more

  • [Universal Pedagogical Union

    12 Oct 2020 by

    In Prague 1925, Pierre de Coubertin stepped down as the active president of the International Olympic Committee. In his speech on 29th May which was both a farewell message and focused on the future, he stated that “the future of civilization […] depends solely on the educational direction that emerges. […] The time has come… Read more

  • Open the doors to the temple!

    12 Oct 2020 by

    The conflicts generated by the First World War caused Pierre Coubertin to further increase his vision for all classes of society and the importance of history at all times in life. For him “History’s admiration will now go to the mass of obscure combatants”.In another quote, Coubertin talks about the future: “nothing will be decided… Read more

  • Association pour la réforme de l’enseignement scolaire en France

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    In 1906, Pierre de Coubertin created the “l’Association pour la réforme de l’enseignement” (Association for teaching reform), thus reorganising the “Association pour la réforme de l’enseignement scolaire en France” (Association for the reform of school teaching in France), which he launched in 1889. Education was always the guiding thread of his activities, and the Olympic… Read more

  • Union of French running associations

    12 Oct 2020 by

    In May 1888, Pierre de Coubertin joined the pioneers of French athletics, notably Georges de Saint-Clair (Racing Club) and Jules Marcadet (Stade Français), who founded the Union des Sociétés Françaises de course à pied [Union of French running associations] on 18th January 1887. Two years later, it became known as the Union des Sociétés Françaises… Read more

  • Committee for the promotion of physical exercise

    12 Oct 2020 by

    Throughout his career and his enterprises (whether or not they were achieved), the number of organisations that Pierre de Coubertin created, established and headed is remarkable because, far from focusing solely on simple intellectual constructs, perhaps the most remarkable thing about him was that he worked ceaselessly to ensure that they became a reality. Coubertin… Read more

  • Comité d’éducation physique

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    During the First World War, together with Henri Desgrange, director of the sports daily L’Auto, in the weeks following the start of the conflict, Pierre de Coubertin created the “Comité d’éducation physique” (Physical Education Committee); in 1916, the “Comité pour la diffusion des études historiques” (Committee for the Dissemination of Historical Studies); and, in 1917,… Read more

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The content of our website provides a comprehensive overview on Baron Pierre de Coubertin who ist he founder of the Olympic Movement. It also gives basic knowledge about Coubertin as an educator who promoted progress through sport as a valuable tool for character development, social change and transcultural respect. In addition, the website provides useful information on how Coubertin`s ideas could be put into practice in contemporary educational initiatives.

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