Olympic Creed

The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.”

History of Olympic Creed

The creed was inspired by the words of the Bishop of Pennsylvania, Ethelbert Talbot. The Father of Modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin first spoke this phrase in a slightly different form at a reception given by the British government on 24 July 1908. It went on to become the Olympic Movement’s creed.Β (Source: Olympic.org)

Olympic Creed