19 июля 1908 года родилась фраза «Главное не победа, а участие»

During the service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Bishop of Pennsylvania recounted the tragic story of the long-distance runner Dorando Pietri who fell down just meters before the finishing tape. The Italian confectioner was helped to make the finish but help let him down, as Pietri was disqualified. Comforting the unlucky Italian and all those who lost during the Olympic Games in London, the bishop said the historical words that were unreasonably attributed to Baron Pierre de Coubertin. “It’s not the winning but the taking part that counts,” the wise priest said. The phrase became the eleventh commandment of the Olympic athletes who could not make it to the victory podium.