The CIPC General Assembly took place on 8-9 and 10 March 2019 in Lausanne. The main topics of this meeting were: to work on the modern presentation and interpretation of Coubertin’s philosophy and visions and to appreciate the reports of National Pierre de Coubertin Committees around the world that contribute greatly to the promotion of the Olympic Movement in their

On 8th March 2019, Prof. Stephan Wassong met with IOC-President, Dr. Thomas Bach, at the provisional headquarters of the IOC in Pully. This was Prof. Wassong`s first meeting with President Bach in his function as president of the CIPC. The meeting was established to provide Dr. Bach with relevant information on Prof. Wassong`s quadrennial agenda for the activities

Dr. Ines NIKOLAUS, CIPC Vice-President, delegate for the CIPC International Network of Pierre de Coubertin Schools, gave a lecture on 8 March entitled ‘Olympism in schools - It should be encouraged’, a statement made by Coubertin in 1934. This lecture was given to the members of the Association Amitiés Gréco-Suisses created in Lausanne by Pierre de Coubertin and

The 13th International Session for Educators of Higher Institutes of Physical Education will take place from 1st to 7th July 2019. The topic for this year`s Session is Olympic Truce as an Educational Tool for Peace. Prof. Wassong has been invited to lecture on Pierre de Coubertin and Internationalism. The participants in attendance can expect a lecture of high academic quality

The IOC`s Olympism in Action Forum was held from 5th – 6th October, 2018, in Buenos Aires. Members of the CIPC were active at this forum in different responsibilities. As president of the CIPC Stephan Wassong chaired the assembly of representatives from the National Pierre de Coubertin Committees of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia and the USA. The

The Journal of Olympic History has just published its volume 26, n°2 of 2018. As always, its layout and content are of great quality. The article on page 6 is dedicated to the Ceremony held on 14th May 2018 on the occasion of the presentation of the 'Life Achievemnt Award 2017' of the International Society of Olympic Historians

Prof. Dr. Norbert Müller and Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong have been re-appointed to the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage respectively Olympic Education. The continuity of their appointments is evidence for the appreciation of the expertise which both professors are bringing in into the work and mission of the respective commissions. A first meeting of the Commissions

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong, Chair of the Institute of Sports History and Director of the Olympic Studies Center, was invited as keynote speaker to the 4th International Session for Olympic Medalists or Olympians by the International Olympic Academy (IOA) in Olympia. The session, which ran from July 2nd to July 8th 2018, was attended by 35 Olympians from

1st African Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum The CIPC will organize this forum in collaboration with the Foundation Sport, Development and Peace based in Cape Town, South Africa, to honour the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela in 2018. The core aim of the Forum is to provide a platform for African youth acknowledging the ideals of Pierre de Coubertin