Pierre de Coubertin medal
The Pierre de Coubertin medal (also known as the De Coubertin medal or the True Spirit of Sportsmanship medal) is a special decoration awarded by the International Olympic Committee to those athletes and former athletes who exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events or through exceptional service to the Olympic movement.
The medal was inaugurated in 1964 and named in honour of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee. According to the Olympic Museum, "It is one of the noblest honours that can be bestowed upon an Olympic athlete."
- “Nash didn't win because I gave him the bolt. He won because he had the fastest run.”
- “It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler... You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Lutz Long at that moment."
- "I can't accept Emanuel's medal. I'm happy with mine, it's bronze but means gold."
- BBC article on Olympic Spirit
- Allerman Blogspot
- International Olympic Committee – The Olympic Museum Lausanne
- Newsletter No. 22, Comité international olympique, Château de Vidy 1007 Lausanne, p. 402
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