How it all started. Coubertin’s journey of inspiration to Olympism

Chatziefstathiou, D. (2015) How it all started. Coubertin’s journey of inspiration to Olympism. Studies in Sport Humanities (17). pp. 32-39. ISSN 2300-6412.

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Abstract

This paper follows Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s pathway in shaping the discourse of Olympism. By examining the founder’s correspondence, publications and personal records, we seek to understand the sources of inspiration, motives and relationships that led him into the revival of the modern Olympic Games. In particular we identify the implications of Coubertin’s speech and actions for the ways in which Olympism and Olympic sport were conceptualised in late nineteenth century Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olympism; Coubertin; Olympic Games; Europe
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences > Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR)
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Depositing User: Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 09:02
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15044

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