Comité d’éducation physique

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, the Olympic Institute in Lausanne, which held several sessions from March to July 1917, January to April 1918, October 1918, and February to March 1919.More information: coubertin.org/.Photo: Baron Pierre de Coubertin in French uniform during the First World War (International Pierre de Coubertin Committee).

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