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December 2016 | PIERRE DE COUBERTIN PRIZE 2017
The tender for the Pierre de Coubertin Prize 2017 has been published. Details
December 2016 | UIPM Hall of Fame
The first 10 members of the UIPM Hall of Fame were inducted during the official opening of the 68th UIPM Congress in the presence of Dr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
The UIPM Hall of Fame seeks to recognise athletes, administrators and other individuals who have made a unique impact on the core Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, starting with its founder, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
The first 10 inductees named in a ceremony at the Imperial Hall in Frankfurt's City Hall were:
Baron Pierre de Coubertin (FRA): Founder of the modern Olympic Movement and creator of Modern Pentathlon
General George Smith Patton (USA): 5th place in the first Olympic Games Stockholm 1912
General Sven Thofelt (SWE): Gold medal in Amsterdam 1928, UIPM General Secretary
William Grut (SWE): Gold medal in London 1948, UIPMB General Secretary and long-serving UIPMB President
Pavel Lednev (USSR): Bronze medallist in Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972, silver medallist in Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980; pentathlon legend
HM King Constantine (GRE): UIPM Honorary Patron, gold medallist in sailing, Rome 1960, Olympic Academy
Andras Balczo (HUN): Gold medallist in Munich 1972, active in the social movement after retirement
Juan Antonio Samaranch (ESP): IOC President (1980-2001) who opened the door for Modern Pentathlon to include women in the Olympic programme in 2000
Stephanie Cook (GBR): First women's gold medallist in Sydney 2000, now a respected doctor
Zsuzsanna Voros (HUN): Gold medallist in Athens 2004, now a pentathlon coach
Another batch of names will be added in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
November 2016 | CIPC General Assembly meeting at Lausanne
November 2016 | Survey of spectators at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by Dr Leszek Sibilski
A survey of spectators at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has revealed a significant level of concern about the threat posed to future Games by doping, corruption and terrorism.
Nine hundred spectators at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Modern Pentathlon competition were surveyed by a collaborative research team of students from the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (BRA) and the University of Kaiserslautern (GER).
August 2016 | OLYMP'LOUE 2016 in Ornans (France)
From 16 to 18 June 2016 Eric Monnin in Ornans (France) presented 1,500 pupils to the Olympic movement and the Olympic Games. This is recorded in a video.
On this occasion, a book has just been published.
August 2016 | Exhibition "Pierre de Coubertin and the arts" in Rio
The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee inaugurated the exhibition "Pierre de Coubertin and the arts" at 7th August 2016 in the Club France in Rio de Janeiro. The head of the Coubertin family, Yvan de Navacelle de Coubertin opened this exhibition with the attendance of Francis Gabet (Director Olympic Museum, Lausanne), Jean-Pierre Mougin (Vice-President CNOSF), Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Filmmaker Rio de Janeiro), Marie-José Perec (French Goldmedallist) and many others.
Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) is celebrated worldwide as the founder of the Modern Olympic Games. As the son of an old noble family, he grew up in the French educational tradition of the 19th century. His father Charles was a respected painter in France. The interplay between art and sport was already rooted in Pierre de Coubertin’s education. Consequently, in 1906, Coubertin convened an Olympic Congress in Paris. There artistic competitions in the context of the Olympic Games were approved. With largely unknown works of art by members of the Coubertin family, the formulation “Olympism = Sport + Culture” is redefined in this exhibition.
The exhibition is on display during the Olympic Games at the Club France, Sociedade Hípica Brasileira, Av. Borges de Medeiros, 2448 / Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro. After that it moves to the Academia Brasileira de Letras, Av. Pres. Wilson, 203 / Castelo, Rio de Janeiro until the end September 2016.
August 2016 | 2nd Symposium «Pierre de Coubertin» at Santa Úrsula University
Symposium «Pierre de Coubertin» at Santa Úrsula University organized on 8th August 2016 by the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee and CIPC.
August 2016 | Pierre de Coubertin and the arts - An exhibition by the CIPC
The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee invites to the exibition "Pierre de Coubertin and the arts" on sunday, 7th August 2016 at 12 o'clock.
Charles de Coubertin, Pierre de Coubertin at two years old, 1864 Oil on Canvas (19x24cm), Collection: Gilles de Navacelle
July 2016 | CIPC actions for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
The CIPC has organised and supported several actions for the Olympic Games in Rio:
‐ Bust and stele of Pierre de Coubertin by Karlheinz Oswald in the Centre of the Rio Olympic Village to be inaugurated by the IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, and the IOC Executive Board on 1st August 2016 (with the support of the UIPM and DOSB).
‐ Exhibition « Coubertin and the arts » in the French House in Rio during the Games (with the support of the CNOSF), coordinated by our members Christian Wacker and Yvan de Navacelle de Coubertin.
‐ Translation in Portuguese of the volume « Pierre de Coubertin Works» edited by Nelson Todt and Norbert Müller, particularly for distribution to the Brazilian and Portugese by universities through electronic means (from 2015).
‐ Translation in Portuguese of the book by Jean Durry « Coubertin the visionary », particularly for distribution to the Olympic family, the participants of the Symposium in Rio on 8th August and the guests of UIPM. In Porto Alegre, training by Nelson Todt and his students of PUCRS.
‐ Symposium «Pierre de Coubertin» at Santa Úrsula University organized on 8th August 2016 by the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee and CIPC (Nelson Todt, Lamartine DaCosta, Ana Miragaya) (Link).
February 2016 | 1st Olympic Congress in Cape Verde
In late January Nelson Todt and Conrado Durántez were keynote speakers at the 1st Olympic Congress in Cape Verde. Todt presented the book "Pierre de Coubertin - Life and Work" and Durántez spoke on the theme "Olympism - a life philosophy." In the Opening Ceremony of the Congress, Todt handed the Portuguese version of the book "Pierre de Coubertin - Olympism: selected writings" to the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, the Minister of Education and the President of the local Olympic Committee. Both made the inauguration of the street sign with the name "Pierre de Coubertin".
January 2016 | Olympic Games 2016 in Rio
Dezember 2015 | Presentations shown at the CIPC General Meeting
Here you can find the presentations shown at the CIPC General Meeting 2015.
Dezember 2015 | Newsletter of the Brasilian Tennis Foundation
Prof. Norbert Müller visited the Brasilian Tennis Foundation. The newsletter 'Na Rede' gives an impression.
November 2015 | CIPC General Meeting in Lausanne
CIPC general assembly took place on Saturday 28th November 2015 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Continental Hotel in Lausanne. The CIPC Board and over 30 members participated this event.
November 2015 | CIPC Board meeting in Lausanne
The CIPC Board met on Friday 27th November from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Continental Hotel in Lausanne, one day before the General Meeting.
November 2015 | United Nations welcomes the Comité international Pierre de Coubertin as renewable member
Philipp Müller-Wirth (Executive Officer for Sport, Sport & Youth Section Social & Human Sciences Sector) from the United Nations (Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) welcomes the Comité international Pierre de Coubertin as renewable member of the Permanent Consultative Council of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS-UNESCO).
November 2015 | Lauching the book 'Olympism' in portuguese at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Last November 13, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), headquarter of the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee, hosted the launch event of the book "Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937): Olimpismo - Seleção de Textos".
The event was held at the Museum of Science and Technology, and was preceded by a seminar on values in sport. The event was attended by the Member of Honour of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, Lamartine da Costa, the Vice-Rector of PUC-RS, Evilazio Teixeira and the Dean of Research and Development of PUC-RS, Jorge Audy.
The president of Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin, Nelson Todt and the philosopher Luiz Bombassaro (the book's translator) represented the production team that was coordinated by Prof. Norbert Müller.
During the event, Prof. Lamartine da Costa, received a medal alluding his status as CIPC Member of Honor.
November 2015 | Lauching the book 'Olympism' in portuguese at the event "Dialogues Transforma"
Last November 6, the Portuguese edition of the book “Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937): Olimpismo – Seleção de Textos”, was launched at the event "Dialogues Transforma".
The event, held at the Government of Rio de Janeiro, was promoted by the Organizing Committee Education Program of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in collaboration with the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee and the Federal Council of Physical Education (Brazil).
Olympic athletes, sports officials, politicians, researchers and teachers attended the event which received more than 70 people.
October 2015 | Ines Nikolaus: 'The CIPC’s International Network of Coubertin Schools - A Sustainable Model for an Olympic Education'
October 2015 | Prof. Dr. Nelson Todt presenting book 'Olympismo' in Lisbon
Prof. Dr. Nelson Todt (CIPC-representative for Southamerica) presented the book 'Olympism' in portuguese in Lisbon together with Anibal Justiniano (CIPC-member of honour) and Alexandre Mestre (CIPC-board member).
September 2015 | CIPC Youth Forum 2015
Here you can find the new website for the CIPC Youth Forum 2015 in Piešt’any/Slovakia.
Preparations are progressing well for 10th International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum in Piešt’any (Slovakia) at the beginning of next September. More than 160 participants have been announced having delegations from South Africa, Brazil and Argentina take part for the first time.
September 2015 | 1st ARGENTINEAN SYMPOSIUM and 1st SOUTH AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM PIERRE DE COUBERTIN
The 1st ARGENTINEAN SYMPOSIUM and 1st SOUTH AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM PIERRE DE COUBERTIN will be held in Córdoba (ARGENTINA), which will have as main subject: "Olympism, Education and Society". The symposium will be aimed at teachers, researchers, experts, students, managers and coaches, the first opportunity that takes place at national and regional level.
August 2015 | CIPC general assembly in Lausanne on Saturday 28 November 2015
The next CIPC general assembly will take place on Saturday 28 November 2015 from 10h00 to 13h00 at the Continental Hotel in Lausanne.
August 2015 | CFPC will organise a conference on 12 and 13 November 2015
The French Pierre de Coubertin Committee will organise a conference on sport at the service of education and knowledge at the Poitier University on 12 and 13 November 2015.
August 2015 | Pierre de Coubertin’s Selected Writings have been translated to Arabic and Portuguese
Pierre de Coubertin’s Selected Writings have been translated to Arabic and Portuguese and will be available this summer with a foreword by the IOC President Thomas Bach who is greatly thankful to our Committee for its engagement.
August 2015 | "Coubertin through the stamps" published
An album entitled "Coubertin through the stamps" was recently published in German language.
August 2015 | Mrs. Helen Brownlee was awarded the Olympic Order
Mrs. Helen Brownlee, a member of the CIPC bureau was awarded the Olympic Order and it was presented to her by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee.
July 2015 | CIPC prize has been handed over to Mr. Jacques Gambou
The CIPC prize has been handed over to Mr. Jacques Gambou in the presence of Mr. Ngaloua, Secretary General of the Congolese National Olympic and Sports Committee, Georges Emmanuel Zoula, President of the Congolese Pierre de Coubertin Committee, and Maixent Loubassou, the CIPC correspondent in Africa, pursuant to the recommendations made at our last general assembly held in Speyer/Germany.
June 2015 | Burgundian Pierre de Coubertin price
For the first time the delivery of the Pierre de Coubertin price to nine young Secondary school students chosen in high schools of four Burgundian departments took place. They were welcomed during the International Meetings from June 18th till June 21st. They were accommodated in the Regional council where they received the price by Safi a Okouturé, Vice President charged with International relations, by Bernard Ponceblanc, representing Alain Calmat president of the French Committee Pierre de Coubertin and Robert Lacroix, President of A B S.
May 2015 | Honorary President Geoffroy de Navacelle de Coubertin died in Versailles
The CIPC is deeply touched because Geoffroy de Navacelle de Coubertin was the soul of the Committee since its foundation in 1975.
April 2015 | Website for the CIPC Youth Forum 2015 is launched
Here you can find the new website for the CIPC Youth Forum 2015 in Piešt’any/Slovakia.
April 2015 | IOC LATEST NEWS
IOC President launches festivities marking the IOC’s 100 years in Lausanne. Details
February 2015 | New Membership of the CIPC in CIGEPS of the UNESCO
New Membership of the CIPC in the Permanent Consultative Council of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) of the UNESCO.
January 2015 | Information about portuguese activities
November 2014 | CIPC General Meeting at Speyer (Germany)
November 2014 | CIPC General Meeting on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Speyer (Germany)
The 2014 General Meeting which will be held in Speyer (Germany) on Saturday 22nd November 2014 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Speyer Old Townhall (Altes Rathaus). Before the General Assembly, the Coubertin Prize for doctoral dissertations and master thesis will be awarded at 9:00. The afternoon will be available for a visit to the cathedral and old town.
October 2014 | Former IOC President Rogge bestows awards on Belgian officials and athletes
Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge attended a special awards ceremony which saw the Pierre de Coubertin Trophy bestowed on Guido De Bondt and Piet Moons for services to the Olympic Movement in Belgium.
Belgian athletes who competed at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games were also recognised at a meeting of the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (COIB) in Brussels. The Pierre de Coubertin Trophy, named after the Frenchman who is the founder of the modern Olympics, recognises those who have provided outstanding service to the Movement. During his 31-year career, Moons, 66, has served as the secretary general of the COIB and is currently chairman of the Belgian Sports Technology Club. De Bondt, 65, spent 22 years as COIB secretary general and is still active within the European Olympic Committees as a member of the Baku 2015 European Games Coordination Commission as a senior Games advisor. He was instrumental in launching the European Youth Olympic Festival and making it a major continental sports event, while he was also involved with the Youth Olympic Games for the IOC.
(by Gary Anderson)
September 2014 | 3rd Brasilian Pierre de Coubertin Seminar
The Course of Physical Education of URI Erechim (Brazil) promoted on September 5 and 6, the III Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Seminar.
In the opening ceremony of the seminar, the students of the Coubertin School as well as the students of the physical education Course featured an artistic presentation.
The official ceremony was attended by 200 people. The President of the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee (BPCC), Nelson Todt (PUC-RS) pointed out the relevance of the first school in Brazil to be certified by BPCC, not only for the University and for city of Erechim, but also for the Brazilian Olympic community.
According to Prof. Todt, "the continuation of this collaboration between Coubertin Committee in Brazil and the URI reached an important moment. This partnership will only grow stronger and bring good results, especially for education and training of children and youth ".
He added: "We know about the social and educational problems in Brazil and we believe that sports can change people, especially working with values as respect, friendship and excellence."
The keynote speaker of the seminar was the President of the Argentinian Pierre de Coubertin Committee, Daniel de la Cueva.
According to the Argentinian professor (Blas Pascal University) "the ideals of Pierre de Coubertin proposed by Olympism generate confidence in youth, and promote ethics in sport. The values of Olympism are for life" he highlighted.
(by Prof. Dr. Nelson Todt - Comitê Brasileiro Pierre de Coubertin - CBPC)
September 2014 | 20th Anniversary of the Pierre de Coubertin Award in NSW
On Monday 10 September 2012, the NSW Olympic Council conducted the 2012 Award Ceremony for recipients of the Pierre de Coubertin Award at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. From a total of 351 recipients, 100 selected students received their certificates from Jessica Fox, Silver medallist in Canoe/Kayak, Slalom 2012 London Olympic Games, and a previous Award recipient herself.
In celebrating the 20 years since the inaugural Awards in 1993, a special commemorative booklet was produced, funded by the IOC Olympic Solidarity Program. This publication highlighted those recipients who have gone on to represent Australia as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams, as well as the Youth Olympic Games. Also included were some examples of art and literature submissions over the years. (Copy included in Board papers).
The students who attended this special event had earlier enjoyed an Olympic Academy program with an overview of the 2012 Olympic Games, discussion groups, and presentations from London Olympians and Youth Olympians who were previous Award recipients.
During the ceremony, the AOC President, John Coates, made a special presentation to representatives of Birrong Girls High, Narrabeen Sports High, the Forest High and Menai High - four schools who had supported the program for the twenty years since its inception.
September 2014 | High Olympic honours for the Austrian Coubertin Protagonist Dr. Hermann Andrecs
As a part of the Annual General Meeting of the Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC), IOC member Leo Wallner and AOC President Karl Stoss awarded the prestigious Pierre-de-Coubertin medal to 83-year-old Hermann Andrecs from Carinthia for his services to the Olympic movement on Wednesday, 10th September 2014. The ceremony took place in Vienna.
Andrecs, originally from Lavanttal, worked for the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture for many years, where he dedicated himself to sporting values in general and Olympic values in particular. He was significantly involved in the founding of the Austrian Olympic Academy in 1982 and was the president of this institution, which considered itself a working group to promote the Olympic idea, for a total of 10 years (1994-2003)
Dr. Andrecs was the editor of the series “Sport in unserer Zeit – Texte zum Verständnis der Olympischen Idee” (“Sports in our Time – Texts for the Understanding of the Olympic Idea). 10 volumes have been published. In addition, he was also the long-time chief executive of the International School Sport Federation.
Prof. Robert Marxen, representative of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, stressed out the merits Hermann Andrecs has gained during his long-life dedication to the Olympic movement. Marxen pointed out that he was the first one to develop practical ideas of implementing the principles of Olympism and Olympic education in schools. The teaching materials he and his colleagues have developed for schools in Austria were good examples for many other nations. Not only did Hermann Andrecs succeed in spreading the Olympic idea to the young generation, he a very active senior athlete himself has developed plausible practical ideas of adapting the principles of Olympic Education to elderly people. Marxen highly valued Hermann Andrecs´ dedication within the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee. From 1988 – 2002 he was a member of the board in different functions.
The former professor of physical education is still active as a track and field athlete in the disciplines decathlon and pole vault despite his age of 83. He has won several senior European and World Championship titles. Hermann Andrecs is married to Katharina, 80, and has three children. His son Peter coaches the junior team of the Vienna Capitals ice hockey club.
September 2014 | Handing-over German-French Pierre de Coubertin Price in Lausanne
On August 27th the national sport federation of Rhineland-Palatinate (LSB/RLP) and its french partner organization Amicale Bourguignonne of the sport (ABS) honoured 17 high-school pupils with the French-German Pierre de Coubertin Price in Lausanne.
In the amphitheatre of the olympic museum Prof. Norbert Müller (Mainz), the president of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee and Jean-Pierre Papet, the president of the Burgundi Olympic Sport Committee handed the medals to eleven pupils from Rhineland-Palatine and six pupils from Burgundy.
french (Regina Thiem 09–2014 SportInForm)
german (Regina Thiem 09–2014 SportInForm)
September 2014 | DVD 'Pierre de Coubertin: Yesterday and Today'
The DVD 'Pierre de Coubertin: Yesterday and Today' is updated on the occasion of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games 2014, Nanjing/China.
August 2014 | DVD 'Pierre de Coubertin (1863 - 1937) - Complete Works'
The DVD 'Pierre de Coubertin (1863 - 1937) - Complete Works' edited by Norbert Müller & Otto Schantz is available here. Published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birthdate. © CIPC 2013
May 2014 | New CIPC-website
The new website is under construction.
January 2014 | CIPC-SYMPOSIUM 'Pierre de Coubertin and the Future'
2007 | Fires in Olympia
Fires in Greece at the end of August 2007 reached Ancient Olympia. Surroundings of the Pierre de Coubertin Stele were burnt but fortunately the Stele itself did not suffer of severe damages. The CIPC joins the international community to express its solidarity to Greece and Olympia inhabitants.
2007 | First International Olympic Academy Medallists' session
36 medallists and Olympians, inclundig Olympic Champions such as Dick Fosbury, Gabriela Szabo, Hicham EL Guerrouj and Shannon Miller, came from 27 to 30 July 2007 to Ancient Olympia to participate in the first ever "International Olympic Academy Medallists' session". The opening ceremony took place at the Pierre de Coubertin Stele.
October 2006 | Education and Culture Forum, Beijing
2006 | The Osaka Price
2005 | Editorial
2005 | Ecoles Pierre de Coubertin
The CIPC gives to the Coubertin Highschool in Berlin the sign "Member of the Pierre de Coubertin Schools". Commemorative Brochure in German
2004-2006 | Papers
Selected Writings of Pierre de Coubertin Concerning the Olympic Winter Games
'The Olympic Ideal and the Winter Games Attitudes Towards the Olympic Winter Games in Olympic Discourses – from Coubertin to Samaranch' by Otto Schantz
2004-2006 | First Coubertin school in Asia
CIPC Secretary General Jean Loup Chappelet gives the bronze plaque of the Network of Coubertin schools to Mr. Liu Changming, principal of the Beijing High School Number 4 further to its nomination as the first Coubertin school in Asia.
2004-2006 | CIPC President gives a lesson on the Olympic ideals in China
CIPC President Prof. Norbert Müller (University of Mainz, Germany) giving a lesson for Chinese and German students on the Olympic ideals of Pierre de Coubertin on the Great Wall.
2004-2006 | A Coubertin monument in the Beijing University of Sports
A "Pierre de Coubertin" monument was installed in the Beijing University of Sport (China).
2004-2006 | Bust of "Pierre de Coubertin" was set up
A bust of "Pierre de Coubertin" was set up in Château de Mirville in Normandie (France).
2004 | Prix de la culture
Le Comité international Pierre de Coubertin a octroyé le prix de la culture à un film de SWR-ARTE.
La chaîne de télévision culturelle franco-allemande ARTE a diffusé le 6 août le film « Pierre de Coubertin – hier et aujourd’hui » d’une durée de 55 minutes avant les jeux d'Athènes 2004. (Extrait video)
Le responsable de la rédaction de SWR Michael Dittrich a réussit une grande oeuvre. L’alliance de l’historique et des visions futures vis-à-vis de la vie et de la personne du fondateur des Jeux Olympiques modernes Coubertin (1863-1937) a été présentée aux spectateurs sous l’aspect de multiples facettes inattendues et actuelles. Les jeunes des Gymnases Coubertin à Erfurt et Bolbec (France) jouent un rôle aussi important que les nombreux et talentueux bacheliers sportifs en Allemagne qui sont distingués depuis trois ans à Rheinland-Pfalz, à Hessen et à Thuringen avec le Prix du baccalauréat Pierre de Coubertin.
Le Comité International Pierre de Coubertin (CIPC), qui a son siège à Lausanne, a décidé d’octroyer à l'occasion des Jeux Olympiques d’ Athènes son Prix de la culture à cette nouvelle et, selon le jury, unique bibliographie de Pierre de Coubertin.
Le président du CIPC, le Professeur Norbert Mueller (Mainz), remettra celui-ci sous forme solennelle à Michael Dittrich lors des Jeux d’Athènes. La projection de la version française du film, qui a été diffusé en français et en allemand sur ARTE, est prévue dans le cadre des différentes manifestations du programme culturel des Jeux Olympiques de la capitale grecque.