Stepan PAK, “FACTS”
The original drawing of the Olympic rings the founder of the Olympic movement, French Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was sold to a Brazilian collector at auction in Cannes (France) for 185 thousand euros (including the extra costs lucky paid 234 950 euros), reports Inside the Games. By the way, the initial cost of the lot was estimated at 100 thousand in the European currency.
The pattern of the Olympic rings at the auction in Cannes and was acquired by the collector from Brazil
Note that de Coubertin introduced the Olympic rings represent the five parts of the world, in 1913. The work is gouache and graphite on a white sheet of size 21×27,5 cm. A new Olympic symbol and flag was officially approved at the Congress of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Sorbonne University on 15 June 1914. But because of the First world war of the ring and the flag first appeared at the opening ceremony of the Olympic games only in 1920 in Antwerp.
For the first time the Olympic symbol was represented at the Games of 1920 in Antwerp
Recall that Pierre de Coubertin — the initiator of the revival of the Olympic games, he wrote the oath and came up with the emblem of the Games, and the slogan “Faster, higher, stronger”. At the end of 2019 his Olympic Manifesto of five thousand words were sold in new York city for the incredible sum of 8.8 million dollars to the President of the International fencing Federation, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who later gave rarity the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Add that Pierre de Coubertin died September 2, 1937 in Geneva (Switzerland) at the age of 73 while walking in the Park of La Grange. His body honorably buried in Lausanne, where the headquarters of the IOC. The heart of the “father of the Olympics” buried separately in Greece, near the ruins of ancient Olympia.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the dinner with the sexiest tennis player in the world Eugenie Bouchard was sold at auction for 85 thousand dollars.
Photos Inside the Games