Union of French running associations

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 de Sports Athlétiques (USFSA) [Union of French Athletics Sports Associations]. Coubertin was its extremely active secretary general from 1890 to 1893.More information: coubertin.org.Photo: Program of the Fifth Anniversary Celebrations of the Union of French Athletics Sports Associations (USFSA – Union des Societés Françaises des Sports Athlétiques) in 1892 (International Pierre de Coubertin Committee).

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