General Assembly of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee

The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) celebrated its General Assembly on Saturday, 28th of January, and its Executive and Board meeting on Friday, 27th of January 2023.

For the assembly led by IPCC President Prof. Wassong, 24 members were present in Lausanne and 29 members were connected online. Among the participants were IPCC Honorary President, Conrado Durántez and founding member Jacques Guhl. The Assembly presented Conrado Durántez with a bust of Coubertin for many years of excellent guidance and preseidency.

Prof. Wassong thanks the IPCC members for their constructive and motivating suggestions in our open discussions. The IPCC is confident that its  projects will lead to further developments to the satisfaction of all its members and external partners. Prof. Wassong expresses that the IPCC remains grateful for the support received from the IOC ever since the foundation of the institution in 1975.

The reports and discussions were based mainly on the following points of the agenda:

- Publications and translations:

  • Pierre de Coubertin Reference Document to honour Paris 2024
  • Diagoras. International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies
  • Translation: Gleaming Airship into Swahili language
  • Translation: Olympic Memoirs into Hindi and Swahili languages
  • Translation: Pierre de Coubertin the Visionary into Maya-kiché language

- Other activities:

  • Partnership with the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH)
  • Partnership with the International Olympic Academy
  • Partnership with the European Fair Play Movement
  • IV Pierre de Coubertin Latin American Symposium, Uruguay 2023
  • Marking the 50th anniversary of the IPCC in 2025
  • Subsidies of six extraordinary projects


- IPCC International Network of Pierre de Coubertin Schools and 13th International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum.

National Pierre de Coubertin Committees are to present their reports at a meeting that will soon be scheduled. The IPCC is proud of the six ongoing projects that will be developed in 2023 by the national Pierre de Coubertin committees of Argentina, Colombia, France, India, South Africa and Uruguay.