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December 19, 2005

Baron Pierre de Coubertin's Vision (or Hindsight)

Re: The game and its jargon, Monday December 19 2005, From harpastum to caps

According to Paul Dobson "Baron du Coubertin got his ideas for the modern Olympic Games from Rugby School".

Did he indeed? So what of the modern Olympic Games held in an Athens city square in 1859? Or the first modern Olympic Games to be held in a stadium (the Panathenian stadium) in 1870. Or the fact that Baron Pierre de Coubertin wasn't born before the 1st January 1863.

Who cares where Baron Pierre de Coubertin got his ideas from. His ideas came with hindsight. They had already been tried and tested on modern Olympic Games before he was 8 years old.

Yours faithfully,
Zappas.org

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Recommended reading by Zappas.org:

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The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival

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The Johns Hopkins University Press

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A Brief History of the Olympics

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David. C Young

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Blackwell Publishing

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