Who is Pierre de Coubertin and why is he an important person?
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic Games. Inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece, which ended in 393 AD, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin decided to pursue his project to revive the Olympic Games.
Did Baron de Coubertin win an Olympic medal?
Personal Olympic success Coubertin won the gold medal for literature at the 1912 Summer Olympics for his poem Ode to Sport. Coubertin entered his poem ‘Ode to Sport’ under the pseudonym of Georges Hohrod and M.
Who is the father of New Olympics?
Pierre, baron de Coubertin
Pierre, baron de Coubertin, originally Pierre de Frédy, (born January 1, 1863, Paris, France—died September 2, 1937, Geneva, Switzerland), French educator who played a central role in the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, after nearly 1,500 years of abeyance.
What do the 5 rings symbolize?
The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games. But watch out, it is wrong to say that each of the colours corresponds to a certain continent!
What is the rarest Olympic medal?
Winner’s medals: Without a doubt the rarest of the winner’s medals has to be a 1904 gold awarded for events during August 29 to September 3, 1904 that constituted the official events (right). Events were held over a three-month period in conjunction with the World’s Fair and all were called Olympic.
What happens if the Olympic flame goes out?
Re-igniting the flame When a torch goes out, it is re-lit (or another torch is lit) from one of the backup sources. Thus, the fires contained in the torches and Olympic cauldrons all trace a common lineage back to the same Olympia lighting ceremony.
Who made Olympic logo?
Pierre de Coubertin
In 1913, Pierre de Coubertin designed one of the world’s most famous symbols. The Olympic rings represent the five continents and all nations united by Olympism. Today, they make up of the most famous and recognised symbols in the world.