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To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the French Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CFPC) went to Lausanne where on 5 November its representatives gathered at the tomb of Pierre de Coubertin, placing a wreath of flowers there in memory of his great contribution to the universal patrimony of humankind. At Olympic House, CFPC President André Leclercq, who is also a member of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) and a former Vice President of the French NOC, was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal by IOC President Thomas Bach, who underlined the need for France to promote Pierre de Coubertin and his legacy.

The CFPC President spoke about the CFPC motto, “Olympism: a universal culture of fraternity” and the theme of the CFPC’s 2021-24 Olympiad entitled “In the footsteps of Pierre de Coubertin”. The visit was concluded by a CFPC trip to The Olympic Museum the following day.