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RIO 2016 - Live Your Passion
     Mark Reis/TNS via ZUMA (bios)
2016 Rio Olympics Motto - Live Your Passion: The Olympics Motto - Citius, Altius, Fortius - The Olympic Games are a global event and are watched by the entire world where the athletes attempt to break records and become the best in the world. Keeping with the spirit of the games, the motto, 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' is an apt one..In 1891 A friend of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Father Henri Martin Didon of the Dominican order, was the principal of Arcueil College, near Paris. An energetic teacher, he used the discipline of sport as a powerful educational tool. One day, following an inter-school athletics meeting, Didon ended his speech quoting three Latin words: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swift, Soaring, Stronger). Struck by the succinctness of this phrase, Coubertin - founder of the modern olympics, made it the Olympic motto, pointing out that ''Athletes need 'freedom of excess.' That is why we gave them this motto...a motto for people who dare to try to break records.''
RIO 2016 - Live Your Passion
     Mark Reis/TNS via ZUMA (bios)
2016 Rio Olympics Motto - Live Your Passion: The Olympics Motto - Citius, Altius, Fortius - The Olympic Games are a global event and are watched by the entire world where the athletes attempt to break records and become the best in the world. Keeping with the spirit of the games, the motto, 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' is an apt one..In 1891 A friend of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Father Henri Martin Didon of the Dominican order, was the principal of Arcueil College, near Paris. An energetic teacher, he used the discipline of sport as a powerful educational tool. One day, following an inter-school athletics meeting, Didon ended his speech quoting three Latin words: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swift, Soaring, Stronger). Struck by the succinctness of this phrase, Coubertin - founder of the modern olympics, made it the Olympic motto, pointing out that ''Athletes need 'freedom of excess.' That is why we gave them this motto...a motto for people who dare to try to break records.''