Coubertin Quote for Feb, 11
The Games are global. All people must be allowed in, without debate.Share
The modern Olympic Games are clearly the world's greatest celebration of human diversity. In principle, they were always meant to be universal, as Baron Pierre de Coubertin emphasized to his colleagues in his retirement speech in Prague in May of 1925.
"Is there any need to recall that the Games are not the property of any country or of any particular race, and that they cannot be monopolized by any group whatsoever? They are global. All people must be allowed in, without debate, just as all sports must be treated on equal footing, without concern for the fluctuations or caprices of public opinion.