Pierre de Coubertin was born on January 1, 1863 in Paris. His father was an artist and his mother was a musician. Coubertin was mostly interested in literature, education, and sociology.
Between the ages of 17 and 24 he traveled to England and to America to study education. A little after he had studied education he visited Much Wenlock "Olympic games" in Shropshire, England at the age of 27.
Here was an institution-the ancient Olympic games. The best idea out of all of his ideas that he was working so hard on to promote! The reports from the excavations at Olympia fired his mind even more.
Dr. William Penny Brookes was the founder of the Much Wenlock games. He was a huge help to the young Frenchmen. Coubertin started to dream of the revival of the Olympics.
Two years after at a meeting of the Union des Sports Athletiques in Paris he introduced the idea of reviving the Olympic games for the first time.
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