Olympic Games Participation and Warfare

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These words from the “Fundamental Principles” of the Olympic Rules and Regulations are largely attributed to the progenitor of the modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a wealthy French educator who almost single-handedly revived the ancient Games in the late 19th century. As the quote indicates, the Olympic Games were then and are today viewed as a source of peace in the world. Part of this favorable judgment derives from Coubertin’s original thesis that by meeting others from around the world, young men would grow more tolerant, and friendships and international respect would arise that would help stem the tide of war in the world.


Sport Participation Olympic Game Contact Sport Competitive Athletic Standardize Regression Weight 
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