The History of the Olympics | Folha de São Paulo

At first, the dream of amateurs and passionate about sport

For forty years, the Olympics were restricted to amateurs (ie who did not receive a penny for sports). This rule, established by Baron de Coubertin, created heroes (such as Jesse Owens) and dramas (such as Jim Thorpe).

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