Pierre de Coubertin: Founder of the Olympics

Speaker: Tom Douglis, Marketer for the Olympics, who has attended all Games in the last thirty years

Synopsis: With the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled for Paris this summer, here’s our opportunity to host a highly visual, fast-paced presentation exploring the life of Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), the visionary founder of the modern Olympic Movement. After France’s humiliation in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, de Coubertin, a French aristocrat, writer, promoter and unabashed Anglophile, was determined to help guide France, and the world, toward a better 20th century.

This is the second of our International Canadian Zoom Lectures.


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24 Apr 2024


2:15 pm


Wednesday Lecture - ZOOM ONLY. Bookings open from 7 days before the lecture.