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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Olympics: Read More About the EU's History in Sports

Posted: July 19, 2012
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Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, once said,"Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history." Later this month, the European Union will once again welcome the Olympics to its shores. When the torch is lit in London, it will mark the 24th time that the modern Olympic Games have been hosted by a city in one of today's 27 Member States.

The Olympics, like many other organized sporting events, not only entertain and amaze, but also play an important role in society. Sports have the potentialto improve the health and productivity of citizens; break down social barriers; and contribute to economic growth.

Learn more about sports in the EU - as well as about a friendly transatlantic rivalry or two! - in the current issue of EU Insight available on our CES site 

(Text courtesy of the Delegation of the European Union to the US)
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