Journal

Jan

01

My Year of Posting Pierre

Every day for the last year I have posted a quote from the writings of Baron Pierre de Coubertin ...

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Apr

10

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.

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Aug

30

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.

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Jun

20

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.

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Aug

22

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.

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Oct

16

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.

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Jan

21

Why the Olympic Movement Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Why the Olympic Movement Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize By George Hirthler

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Feb

19

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.

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