June 23, 1894 CE – The International Olympic Committee is Founded in Paris

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June 23, 1894 CE – The International Olympic Committee is Founded in ParisRate this post Pierre de Coubertin, a French historian and sports enthusiast, finally realized a five-year dream on June 23, 1894: a new organization would be formed to encourage athletic competition between nations. The International Olympic Committee, led by its Greek president, Demetrios Vikelas, would soon pull together its first event and revive an ancient tradition – one that continues to bring the world together every four years to this day. Though an English physician, David Brookes, created an Olympic Games on the British Isles in 1866 as a means to encourage people to exercise, Coubertin is credited […]