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Pierre de Coubertin: The Modern Olympics


A Visionary Journey through the Modern Olympic Movement


Step into the captivating world of Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), the visionary founder of the Modern Olympic movement, through this visually immersive biographical presentation. Explore his aristocratic yet democratic vision for resurrecting the Olympic Games as a powerful force for peace, education, and global transformation.


Delve into the vast and fascinating influence of Pierre de Coubertin on national and global events from the late 19th century to the 1930s.


Uncover the depth of his legacy, which extends far beyond the mere organization of a grand sports competition. Discover how his vision and organizational skills were shaped by the historic fortunes of his homeland, France, as it transitioned from the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war to the dazzling Belle Époque and into the turbulence of the modern era. Gain insights into his lasting impact on the Olympic movement and his enduring relevance in today's world. Prepare to be inspired and informed as we embark on a captivating exploration of one man's vision and the transformative power of the Olympic Games.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

With over 35 years as a professional communicator, brand-builder and organizational storyteller, Tom Douglis is a recognized strategic architect of award-winning brand programs for local, national and global organizations. He has been the Principal of Douglis Group Brand Consultancy since 2014, serving his clients across North America. He has also held senior positions in major brand consultancies in Toronto, New York and Denver starting in 1994, with earlier work in journalism, advertising and public relations. Tom is also an expert on Olympic image-building. He has worked in the Olympic Movement, including heading media relations for the 1992 USA Hockey Pre-Olympic Tour and working on the 2008 Toronto Olympic Bid. He wrote his MBA Dissertation on The Olympic Brand: Identity, Image and Applications. In addition, he has attended 12 different Olympic Games since 1992. Tom earned his MBA (with highest honours) from the University of Westminster in London and his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Denver. He also completed advanced journalism coursework at Harvard University. He has also taught at conferences, adult learning organizations and universities in the USA, Canada and Europe.


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