Friday Fun Facts: Olympic Art Competitions

As the Winter Olympic Games approach, I discovered some Olympic writing trivia. The man who is known as the founder of the International Olympic Committee and the modern Games is Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. He worked for five years to organize the Games and get them started. The first modern-day Games were held in Athens, in 1896. For several years, from 1912 to 1948, the Games also included Art Competitions. In 1912, Coubertin won a gold medal in literature for his poem Ode to Sport.

PLEASE COMMENT: How would you like to participate in the Games as a writer? What writing events would you like to enter?

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Posted on January 31, 2014, in fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, nonfiction, Olympics, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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