My Year of Posting Pierre
Every day for the last year I have posted a quote from the writings of Baron Pierre de Coubertin ...
Coubertin is One of History’s Greatest Forgotten Heroes
In 2013, the Olympic Movement celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin.
Forthcoming Novel Focuses on Olympic Visionary
After more than 20 years as an Olympic bid campaign writer and strategist, George Hirthler is writing a historical novel to tell the story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
IOC President Praises The Idealist, a Book About Modern Olympics Founder
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach is on the record in support of a new book that dramatizes the life and times of the Frenchman who brought us the modern Olympic Games.
The Forgotten Genius of Sport
Just before the flame was doused at the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games Sunday night, Thomas Bach, the IOC President, mentioned the name of the man who started it all.
The Idealist featured on Utah Public Radio
Utah Public Radio (UPR), a member of the National Public Radio network (NPR), interviewed George Hirthler, the author of The Idealist, about his novel and the Olympic Movement of today.
Why the Olympic Movement Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
Why the Olympic Movement Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize By George Hirthler
The Original Modern Olympic Hero
Had a chance to contribute a brief profile of Baron Pierre de Coubertin to Direct TV as part of their Olympic promotion.