In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, the 2nd president of the International Olympic Committee, announced that the 1924 Games in Amsterdam would be his last. And, on September 1, 1925 he formally did step down, replaced by Henri Baillet-Latour. Often credited as the founder of the modern Olympics, de Coubertin helped organize them after a long admiration of the ancient Greek games. His specific role is at times debated, but the Olympics today are a global sensation and fascination, and a platform striving to continue his idealized vision.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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An Olympics fan blog celebrating all things Olympic sport athletes
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Celebrating Olympic sport athletes with news links, social media peeks, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Get caught up on the athletes of Olympic sports with a collection of links to recent news and feature stories
Let's Get Social
Taking a look at what some of your favorite Olympic sport athletes are up to on social media away from competition.
They are the Champions
Congratulations to the world champions of Olympic sports!
Athletes Worth Watching
Who are some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on for the future?
Ramblings and Things
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A Quick Review
Quick thoughts on Olympic sports-related films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across .
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
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