Pierre de Coubertin

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Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (b. January 01, 1863; d. September 02, 1937) is best known as the founder of the International Olympic Committee that organizes the modern Olympic Games, and was a prominent French scholar, teacher, litterateur, and historian.

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 demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events.

The asteroid 2190 Coubertin, discovered on April 2, 1976 by N. S. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory was named in memory of de Coubertin. The name was suggested by the discoverer in connection with the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow.[1]