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Searching for the Olympic Ideals in Beijing
June 2008

The Olympic Games logo, designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1913, is said to symbolize the joining of the continents. Its five interlocking rings represent the ideals of goodwill and sportsmanship that the Olympics embraces. The International Olympic Committee says the logo reinforces the idea that the Games are international and should welcome all countries of the world. But amid...

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