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What is Penny Brookes 1881 famous for in sport?

What is Penny Brookes 1881 famous for in sport?

William Penny Brookes (13 August 1809 – 11 December 1895) was an English surgeon, magistrate, botanist, and educationalist especially known for founding the Wenlock Olympian Games, inspiring the modern Olympic Games, and for his promotion of physical education and personal betterment.

When was the first Olympic Games?

April 6, 1896
Summer Olympic Games/First event date
On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.

Where was the first Olympics held?

Athens, Greece
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

What is a Coubertin School?

Sciences Po1882–1885
Pierre de Coubertin/Education

Why do they speak French at the Olympics?

French: The first official language of Olympic events, French was Pierre de Coubertin’s native language. Perhaps more importantly, it was considered the language of diplomacy when the IOC was established.

How many pupils does William Brookes School have?

William Brookes School is one of 50 schools worldwide and the only school in the United Kingdom to be a Coubertin School….

William Brookes School
Age 11 to 18
Enrolment 976 as of February 2017
Capacity 948

Why did Olympics end?

10 – The final (official) ancient Olympics The site at Olympia deteriorated due to numerous enemy invasions, in addition to earthquakes and floods. The ancient Olympic Games officially came to an end around 394 AD, when Roman emperor Theodosius I outlawed pagan celebrations.

Why is everything written in English at the Olympics?

That’s because the number of eligible countries determines the order of language spoken. With English spoken in 88 countries worldwide, French with 28 and Spanish with 20, that is the reason English and French are chosen to be the official languages. It’s that simple.