Prof. Stephan Wassong is leading a project developed by the IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre (OSC), which is a part of the IOC’s Olympic Foundation for Culture and Olympic Heritage (OFCH) department, the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee and the Comité française Pierre de Coubertin. The aim of the project is to publish an OSC reference document on Pierre de Coubertin to contribute to the OSC and OFCH collection of reference documents. It will provide biographical data on Pierre de Coubertin and will cover specific aspects of his Olympic idea, his activities as IOC president and his educational initiatives beyond the Olympic Movement, as well as information on the places where he lived, worked and visited in Paris, Lausanne, Geneva and Olympia. These topics will be spread throughout the following chapters: 1. Pierre de Coubertin’s life – early educational stimuli and initiatives, 2. Founding the Olympic Movement, 3. Pierre de Coubertin’s IOC presidency (1896-1925), 4. Coubertin’s vision and support for the Olympic Movement after his presidency (1925-1937), 5. Promoting education, physical education, sport and physical activity through and beyond the Olympic Movement, 6. Political orientation, his interests and writings, and 7. Favourite Coubertinian places.
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