The Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committee (BPCC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary. For this occasion an exhibition “Olympic Reflections and Human Dignity” was conceived by the Olympic Studies Research Group of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, featuring 23 personalities and experts from 9 countries, representing 5 continents and covering four topics: Sport and Values, Intersexuality, Refugees and Freedom of Expression. 

For Nelson Todt, President of the BPCC, member of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) and curator of the Exhibition, contemporary politics and human relations cover all layers of the society and the Olympic Games are no exception:

“Sport imitates life, just as social crises reflect in the Olympic environment, in athletes and their surroundings. The Olympic movement provokes reflection on human dignity in response to the current crisis of values, contributing to the development of gender equality, well-being, peace and reduction of inequalities”.

In parallel, Prof. Lamartine DaCosta, IPCC Honorary Member and Curator of the Sports eMuseum, stresses that the virtual exhibition “Olympic Reflections and Human Dignity” represents a change of direction in the interpretation of sport today. 

This virtual exhibition was inaugurated with the support of the United Nations Information Centre for Brazil (UNIC Rio) the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee.

“Olympic Reflections and Human Dignity” virtual exhibition was inaugurated on 3rd August 2021 at the time of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

To have access to the exhibition (English and Portuguese languages), visit the Sports eMuseum website:

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