Saturday 10 December 2016

Politics is about winning, not taking part, Mr Ross

Published 16/08/2016 | 02:30

OCI president Pat Hickey Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
OCI president Pat Hickey Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

'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."

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So said Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee.

Clearly, Transport and Sport Minister Shane Ross had the words of Baron de Coubertin in mind when he met with Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey.

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