The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
All sports for all people.
For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement
All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
In the name of all competitors, I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by all the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.
Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.
For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of intensive physical effort.
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
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