Sunday 18 February 2018

Politics is about winning, not taking part, Mr Ross

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

Editorial

'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."

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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