Coubertin Quote for Feb, 04
Olympism remains firmly anchored on solid foundations facing new horizons. That is why the torch that is extinguished here will be lit again elsewhere; the winds of the moment will be enough to blow the flame right round the earth.

As Baron Pierre de Coubertin looked to the future, he was confident that the Olympic Games would cross new horizons and carry his message of friendship and peace through sport around the world. As the light of his life dimmed in the 1930s, he envisioned the flame illuminating new lands—the Games were already scheduled to travel to Asia for the first time in Tokyo in 1940—and sparking new interest in competitive sport everywhere.

Today’s quote, which appears in Legends, on the last page of the last chapter of Coubertin’s Olympic Memoirs, comes with a special shout out to my friend, Terrence Burns. Back in 2010-2011, Terrence was the lead communications strategist and writer for Pyeonghang’s bid campaign. He built its message around the theme, New Horizons, which brilliantly echoed Coubertin’s vision for the future. Seven years later, the world is about to cross those new horizons in South Korea.