Asked in Olympic History
Who is considered the founder of the modern Olympic Games?
Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin was the founder of the International Olympic Committee, and is considered by many to be the father of the modern Olympic Games. ...
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Why were the Olympic rings chosen to be the symbol?
The rings were adopted by Baron Pierre de Coubertin the founder of the modern Olympic Movement in 1913 after he saw a similar design on an artifact from ancient Greece. The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. ...
What do the olynpic rings represent?
"According to the Olympic Charter, the five-ringed symbol "represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games." Baron Pierre de Coubertin conceived of both the symbol and the flag. Not coincidentally, Coubertin is the founder of the modern Olympic Movement. The Olympic Committee adopted the flag in 1914, and it was first flown at the 1920 Antwerp Games." ...
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Who founded the modern olympic games and where does he come from?
The founder of the modern Olympic Games was a Frenchman by the name of Pierre de Coubertin, who was born in the French Capital, Paris, in 1863. He was also the President of the International Olympic Committee and remained as an honorary presidednt until his death in 1937, when he passed away in the Swiss city of Geneva. ...