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Original Olympic Games outline to be auctioned in New York
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Original Olympic Games outline to be auctioned in New York

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The original Olympic Games manifesto was on display at Sotheby’s in Los Angeles on October 23 The original 1892 manuscript laying out the premise of the modern Olympic Games will be auctioned in December in New York, Sotheby’s announced Wednesday. In the 14-page text, Olympics creator Pierre de Coubertin, a French aristocrat and athletics advocate, outlined his vision to revive the ancient athletic tradition in the form of a modern, international competition . He wrote the document as a speech in which he championed the Games’s spirit of excellence, promotion of fair play and “personal as well as societal […]

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