ORIGINAL OLYMPIC MANIFESTO TO BE AUCTIONED IN NEW YORK
Written by thereachfm on December 19, 2019
The original Olympic Game Manifesto, an 1892 speech by a French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin outlining his vision for reviving the ancient Games, is to go on sale.
In the manifesto Pierre de Coubertin argued that athletic endeavours could benefit individuals and society at large.
In the 14-page speech, written in French, De Coubertin says athletic pursuits should no longer be restricted to military training.
The handwritten manuscript has never previously been shown in public although a high-quality copy was exhibited in Copenhagen during the 2009 Olympic Congress.
In 1894 Pierre de Coubertin co-founded the International Olympic Committee and in 1896 the first modern Games were held in Athens.