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9/28/1887 - 5/8/1975
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The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth.

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Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.

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Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.

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They violated one of the basic principals of the Olympic Games. That politics play no part whatsoever in them.

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The ancient Greeks kept women athletes out of their games. They wouldn't even let them on the sidelines. I'm not sure but that they were right.

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The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.

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The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.

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For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art.

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As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn't sport, it's work.

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