23 June

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The Olympic Games Were Founded Today

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What a great legacy 1894 has left us, because it was on this day in that year that the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris, on the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

The Baron's ideology was that the competition itself was more important than the winning, as he articulated: "The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

In thanks for all the tremendous entertainment the Olympics have brought us down the years, today we're drinking an Olympic.

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