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Olympic Movement By Murray, Peter

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1358-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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At the close of the nineteenth century, French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937) sought to revive the Olympics in an attempt to foster cultural diversity and alleviate rising international tensions. In 1894, Coubertin helped found the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and he served as its second president until 1925. The first modern Olympic Games were held symbolically in Athens in 1896.

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Murray, Peter. "Olympic Movement." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 15 Aug. 2020 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/olympic-movement. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1358-1

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