The predecessors of the Olympic movement, and Pierre de Coubertin

  title={The predecessors of the Olympic movement, and Pierre de Coubertin},
  author={Ingomar Weiler},
  journal={European Review},
  pages={427 - 443}
Coubertin's contribution to the revival of the Olympic Games and the widespread opinion that the modern Games were ‘a French invention’ should be placed in their broad historical context. There are several arguments for and against the assumption that he was the founder, or ‘father’, of the modern Olympics and the Olympic movement. The historical development of the Olympic ideas since the time of Humanism will be discussed, along with the Renaissance and the various attempts to organize Olympic… 
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