The story behind Avenue Coubertin

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Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin is known as the Father of the Modern Olympics.

This street is named in honour of Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (1863 - 1937), also known as Pierre de Coubertin.

Born into an aristocratic French family, Coubertin became an academic and studied a broad range of topics, most notably education and history. He was deeply interested in physical education and the role of sports in schooling.