Which Olympians matter?

» Posted on Jan 17, 2012 in Blog, Chapter I: History + Philosophy

It is often said that the Olympic athletes are the heart of the Olympic movement, but a movement also needs other vital organs to function and the modern Olympic movement Pierre de Coubertin knew this. His philosophy of Olympism imagined the perfect athlete as someone who nurtured both their physical and mental capacities.

Within the book, we write about some of the most famous Olympians, but not just those who were most succesful. One remarkable individual was Eric Moussambani who arrived at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as a swimming competitor, but could hardly swim. His story became inspirational to many, but his qualification was also controversial. here’s a clip

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