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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Leader
Nation: French
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The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.

Tags: Games, Humanity, Springtime

The Olympic Games were created for the exhaltation of the individual athlete.

Tags: Athlete, Games, Individual

The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.

Tags: Age, Nor, Spirit

The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.

Tags: Great, Life, Reality

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.

Tags: Friendly, Good, Humanity

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.

Tags: Fighting, Life, Winning

The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.

Tags: Combat, Life, Victory

The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.

Tags: Games, Nations, Olympic

All sports for all people.

Tags: Sports

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.

Tags: Absence, Heritage, Woman

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Tags: Higher, Stronger

In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.

Tags: Ask, Loyalty, Olympic

The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete.

Tags: Compete, Life, Triumph

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

Tags: Good, Life, Respect

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.

Tags: Happiness, Power, Thinking

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.

Tags: Call, Country, Personal

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.

Tags: Equality, Sports, Treated

For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.

Tags: Individual, Inner, Possible

For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.

Tags: Religion, Religious, Sentiment

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.

Tags: Games, History, Means
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If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence.

Tags: Brothers, Presence, Words

In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.

Tags: Considered, Luxury, Object

Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.

Tags: Body, Mind, Whole

Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.

Tags: Racial, Role

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.

Tags: Effort, Habitual, Physical

Sport must be accessible to working class youth.

Tags: Class, Working, Youth

Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.

Tags: Heritage, Men, Social

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.

Tags: Law, Seeds, Success

The Games were created for the glorification of the individual champion.

Tags: Champion, Games, Individual
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