Why did Baron Pierre de Coubertin start the Olympics?

Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic Games. … A man who devoted his life to education, history and sociology, in 1894 he founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help build a peaceful and better world by educating young people through sport.

Who was the first Olympic winner?

First Modern Champion

On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.

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