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  Pierre de Coubertin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
De Coubertin created the modern pentathlon for the 1912 Olympics, and subsequently stepped down from his IOC presidency after the 1924 Olympics in Paris, which proved much more successful than the first attempt in that city in 1900.
De Coubertin remained Honorary President of the IOC until he died in 1937 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Pierre de Coubertin medal (also known as the De Coubertin medal or the True Spirit of Sportsmanship medal) is an award given by the International Olympic Committee to those athletes that demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship in the Olympic Games.
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 Hirthler and Partners :: Passion
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French educator who founded the Modern Olympic Games, stood five feet three inches tall, but the shadow he cast over the last 100 years indicates that he was, by every measure, a giant of the 20th century.
Coubertin's daughter, Renee, who was evidently gifted at poetry and painting as a young girl, became the sad focus of her mother's guilt.
For Coubertin, whose republican sentiments were now fully developed, the symbolic power of these ceremonies and events, rooted in history and conducted in the shadow of an architectural wonder, must have inspired a dream of the potential of an international spectacle of sport.
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 U.S. takes silver in bizarre marathon - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
De Lima was able to get back into the race, but he lost several more seconds and ended up with the bronze medal.
De Lima drew big cheers from the crowd at the finish line in the beautiful, horseshoe-shaped stadium that was the site of the first modern Olympics 108 years ago.
De Lima pushed himself free and kept running, but he was passed a mile later.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_245797.html   (1045 words)

  
 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 2004 Athens
One of his bronze medals came in the historic 200-metre freestyle, where the four fastest men in history competed for the gold.
After winning five medals at the 2003 world aquatic championships, Phelps was seen as the man to beat in Greece, even with such stars as Ian Thorpe of Australia and Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming alongside him.
De Lima continued the race favouring his right leg and still managed to win the bronze medal.
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 1936 Summer Olympics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The tale of Hitler snubbing Owens at the ensuing medal ceremony is, however, untrue.
Anti-fascists planned to host a "People's Olympiad" in Barcelona at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc (now Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys) as an alternative games to protest the Berlin Olympics but this was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
His German competitor Lutz Long had offered Owens advice after he almost failed qualifying in the long jump and was posthumously awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for sportsmanship.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/1936_Summer_Olympics   (1010 words)

  
 Olympic Highlights: 2004
De Lima, who had been in the lead with about three miles to go, runs back onto the course, but falls behind about a mile later.
He ends up with the bronze medal, and will also be awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for "exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values." Perhaps needless to say, Brazil appeals.
Mariel Zagunis wins the first Olympic fencing medal in history for the United States when she defeats China's Xue Tan in the individual sabre.
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 nbc30.com - Olympics 2004 - Italy's Baldini Wins Marathon; U.S. Gets Silver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
American Meb Keflezighi took the silver medal with a time of 2:11:29, giving the United States a men's marathon medal for the first time since Frank Shorter won silver at the Montreal Games in 1976.
De Lima, with the aid of police, was able to free himself from the attacker and he continued the race.
Later at the Closing Ceremony, the International Olympic Committee presented de Lima with the Pierre de Coubertin medal in recognition of his exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values.
www.nbc30.com /olympics2004/3689489/detail.html   (566 words)

  
 Australian Capital Territory Olympic Council
The prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award is again being offered to ACT students in 2006, to celebrate the Olympic spirit, and the ideals of sportsmanship.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was born in Paris in 1863 and was personally involved in fencing, rowing and cycling.
As an educational theorist, de Coubertin was convinced of the importance of sport for the development of the individual.
www.olympics.com.au /act/index.cfm?p=161   (523 words)

  
 Greeks grin and keep the dream alive - News in Depth -
Their medal ceremony - sandwiched by national costumes and fire and balloons and fireworks - was all the more poignant when Rogge embraced Lima and quietly told the runner he was sorry for what had happened.
Baron de Coubertin could not have imagined a Greek national debt of $350billion nor that NBC alone would honour his vision come 2004 to the tune of more than $1billion for the Athens broadcasting rights.
The Olympics have long moved on from de Coubertin's romantic vision, and the truth is that when 10,000 athletes compete for medals every four years there is bound to be drama, poor sportsmanship and disappointment.
www.smh.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/30/1093852182443.html   (681 words)

  
 1936 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
In the quarter-finals of the football tournament, Peru beat Austria by 4 to 2 in over-time, but a replay was ordered as Peruvian fans stormed the pitch during the match.
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/1/9/3/1936_Summer_Olympics_a11e.html   (852 words)

  
 RTÉ.ie Sport - Irishman identified as marathon intruder
Most observers agreed, though, that De Lima, who was visibly tiring at the time of the attack, would have finished in third place even without the interruption.
Today's incident was another embarrassment for the organisers of the Athens Games, who had been forced to review their 1.5 billion euro security plan in the first week of competition after a spectator jumped into the pool at a diving event.
The International Olympic Committee announced it was awarding De Lima with the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his achievement in continuing in the race.
www.rte.ie /sport/2004/0829/horan.html?OLYSTORY   (383 words)

  
 TSN.ca - Print Story - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
De Lima was able to recover and finish the race, but had to settle for the bronze medal.
However, de Lima was presented by the IOC with its coveted Pierre de Coubertin medal at the same time as he received his bronze medal at the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony.
Roberto Gesta de Melo, head of the Brazilian track federation and a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations council, filed a handwritten appeal on behalf of de Lima.
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 Honorees
At the age at the age of 14, she was discovered playing in a school tournament and invited to join a club team.
In the final match against the Soviets, Tait and her teammates came within one point of winning the gold medal, but in a country that had won only a single gold medal in its history, that was more than enough.
In 2003, she received the Pierre de Coubertin Medal and the coveted Women and Sport trophy from the International Olympic Committee, both honors in recognition of her athletic achievements and her success in “developing the participation of women and girls in sports” in her home country.
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 Cheating in the 2004 Summer games.
Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil finished with the bronze medal after a man wearing a costume and a sign on his back ran into the race lane, grabbed the runner and pulled him into the crowd.
De Lima came back onto the course but quickly lost his lead to Stephano Baldini of Italy, who ran into Panathinaikon Stadium and crossed the finish line at two hours, 10 minutes and 55 seconds to win the gold.
De Lima will also receive the special Pierre de Coubertin Medal in recognition of his "exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values," the IOC said.
www.geocities.com /jaredperi/olympics/cheating.html   (5921 words)

  
 ESPN.com - OLY/SUMMER04/TRACKANDFIELD - Defrocked Irish priest disrupts marathon finish
De Lima was able to recover and finish, but was passed by two runners about a mile after the incident.
De Lima, whose lead had been slowly shrinking, was able to get back into the race.
The Brazilian track federation protested the result and sought a duplicate gold medal for de Lima, but while the jurors expressed sympathy, they said they couldn't change the result.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/summer04/trackandfield/news/story?id=1870662   (749 words)

  
 Cool Running :: Keflezighi Wins Olympic Silver Medal in Marathon
Unbelievably, at approximately 1:52:30 into the race, on de Lima's left, a crazed man came onto the course and grabbed de Lima and pushed him to the curb.
In addition, with Kastor and Keflezighi's medals, it was the first time that the U.S. won marathon medals at the same Olympics.
Fittingly, for de Lima, in the spirit of fair play and in recognition of his courage during incident, the IOC later awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal to him.
www.coolrunning.com /engine/3/3_1/keflezighi-wins-olympic-s.shtml   (727 words)

  
 Brazilian attacked by man in marathon | The San Diego Union-Tribune
De Lima is leading when defrocked priest runs him off course, but he manages bronze
Valderlei de Lima of Brazil is attacked by a spectator in the latter stages of the marathon, the final event of the Olympic Games.
The Brazilian Olympic committee immediately filed a protest demanding that, as with figure skating's judging scandal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, a second gold medal be awarded to de Lima.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040830/news_lz1x30marat.html   (648 words)

  
 Northern Ireland News - Olympic protest priest receives suspended sentence
De Lima, who was leading the race when he was loosely tackled by Horan, rejoined but said he had been upset by the incident - he finished third to collect the Bronze medal.
Interviewed after the medal ceremony, De Lima said that he was happy to have won a bronze, but later admitted that he may have won a Gold medal.
The International Olympic Committee awarded De Lima the Pierre de Coubertin medal "in recognition of his display of exceptional fair play and Olympic values".
www.4ni.co.uk /nationalnews.asp?id=32702   (479 words)

  
 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - Athens Olympic Games 2004 - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Brazilian Vanderlei de Lima, who led for more than half the race, held on courageously for the bronze, bouncing back after he was nearly tackled by a spectator who ran onto the course one hour and fifty-two minutes into the race.
Having lost several critical seconds of his lead when he was shoved of the course and into the crowd, he reemerged on the course with an anguished look of pain, surprise and frustration covering his face.
The man who attacked de Lima was reportedly an Irishman who had disprupted other sporting events in the past, including a Formula One race earlier this year.
www.iaaf.org /OLY04/news/Kind=2/newsId=27256.html   (916 words)

  
 Pierre de Coubertin medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pierre de Coubertin medal (also known as the De Coubertin medal or the True Spirit of Sportsmanship medal) is a special medal given by the International Olympic Committee to those athletes that demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events.
The medal was named in honor of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games.
Monti was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his sportsmanship.
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 Olympic glance | www.azstarnet.com ®
It was Brazil's first Olympic medal since a gold in 1992.
An appeal by the Brazilian track federation for a duplicate gold medal was rejected.
The IOC said it will present Lima with the Pierre de Coubertin medal in recognition of his "exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values."
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 Kefelzighi Wins Silver Medal In Marathon :: Former Bruin great wins first U.S. marathon medal in 28 years.
The bronze went to Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil.
De Lima was clinging to a shrinking lead when he was shoved into the curbside throng by a man dressed in a green beret, red kilt and knee-high green socks.
De Lima was able to get back into the race, but several more seconds were sliced off his lead.
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 RedOrbit - Oddities - Marathoner Finishes Third After Attack in Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima wound up with the bronze - and a special award for sportsmanship - and the former priest was arrested.
It is the first time the United States has won two medals in the 26.2-mile race at the same Olympics.
Cornelius Horan, 57, was wearing a green beret, a red kilt and knee-high green socks when he attacked de Lima, knocking him into the crowd.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=82394   (804 words)

  
 kiat.net: Athens 2004 - Athletics
No matter who emerges with the gold medals, history will be made, because no woman was ever allowed to compete in the shallow, sun-baked bowl of the stadium.
Irina Korzhanenko (RUS) was stripped of her shot put gold medal due to steroid use, the first Olympic champion to be stripped of a title since Ben Johnson in the 1988 100m race.
AUG 29 :: An American won a medal in Men's marathon, the first in 28 years, that got bizarre 3 miles from the finish line when the leader and eventual bronze medal winner Brazilian de Lima was grabbed by a madman.
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 Pest was God's test: Lima - Athens2004 - www.theage.com.au
Brazilian Lima, who had not been considered a medal contender, was hailed as a hero back home as he overcame the attack to win his country's only athletics medal of the Athens Games.
Lima was pushed off the road and into the crowd with around six kilometres to run by a man who jumped from the opposite fence and ran across the course.
The committee wants a second gold medal to be awarded to Lima, who was given the Pierre de Coubertin medal by the IOC.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/08/31/1093938919760.html   (402 words)

  
 Attack on race leader mars marathon - Track and field - MSNBC.com
A man identified as Cornelius Horan is led away by authorities after attacking Vanderlei de Lima during the men's marathon.
A protest filed by the Brazilian track federation asking that de Lima be given a duplicate gold was denied by a panel of the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Brazil said it would appeal to the IAAF president and to the independent Court of Arbitration for Sport, whose decision would be final.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - PASSION - THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM LAUSANNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The idea of drawing the public’s attention to the remarkable conduct of certain athletes to encourage others to do the same is not a recent one.
It was not until 1973 that the CIFP got its current name, and in 1974 the honorary co-presidency of the UNESCO Director General and the IOC President added its stamp of international authority.
And because of it he was given the first Pierre De Coubertin Medal for sportsmanship.
www.olympic.org /uk/passion/museum/temporary/exhibition_uk.asp?id=41&type=1   (613 words)

  
 usnews.com - Winter Olympics 2002 - War and Olympics
De Coubertin designed the modern games around pie-in-the-sky ideals.
And it didn't take long for politicians like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin to turn de Coubertin's games into a field on which to pursue war by other means.
He dedicated his medal "to peace." Inspired by experiences in the Olympic Village, where the team saw people from all countries dining, dancing, and playing together, Dieudonne Kwizera, a fellow Burundian runner, tried to bring the Olympic spirit home.
www.usnews.com /usnews/olympics/winter/war.htm   (2040 words)

  
 SI.com - Highlights of action Sunday at the Athens Games - Monday August 30, 2004 10:29PM
A defrocked Irish priest bolted from the crowd and grabbed marathon leader Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil three miles from the end.
The IOC said it will present de Lima with the Pierre de Coubertin medal in recognition of his "exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values."
--Colombian cyclist Maria Luisa Calle Williams was stripped of her bronze medal in the points race after testing positive for a stimulant.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/olympics/2004/08/30/sunday.glance   (449 words)

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