Olympic Manifesto: Speech that launched the modern Games to go on sale

The original Olympic Game Manifesto, an 1892 speech by a French aristocrat outlining his vision for reviving the ancient Games, is to go on sale. It is expected to fetch between $700,000 and $1m (£520,000-£765,000) at auction in New York. Pierre de Coubertin argued that athletic endeavours could benefit individuals and society at large. In 1894 he co-founded the International Olympic Committee and in 1896 the first modern Games were held in Athens. READ MORE CLICK HERE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50840534