The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well.
Winning medals wasn't the point of the Olympics. It's the participating that counts.
The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
Olympism... exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, mind and will.
The Olympic flag  has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red . This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.
Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age.
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
Last Update: 22 June 2021
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