Andersen, Hendrick Christian [Hrsg.]; Hébrard, Ernest M.   [Hrsg.]
Creation of a world centre of communication — Paris, 1913

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PHYSICAL CULTURE OR OLYMPIC CENTRE.

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Its immense stadia and gymnasia for men and women offer innumerable
ways and advantages for uniting and comparing the highest physical accom-
plishments of all nations, for studying the games that have led to the best
development, for recording and preserving methods and measurements,
for diffusing throughout the world the highest standards of efficiency, and
for infusing into every human being the sense that strength and courage are
essential elements to sustain a healthy, vigorous, productive life.

Every indication of the age points to a growing understanding of the
essential need of physical development; to the necessity of endurance and
self-reliance for the fulfilment of the task imposed upon humanity : — that
of harmonious unification and fellowship.

PERSPECTIVE VIEW OK THE STADIUM

DESCRIPTION OF THE PHYSICAL CULTURE
OR OLYMPIC CENTRE

As in the artistic centre a central temple was made in which to gather
together those highest achievements in music, drama, sculpture and painting
that concentrate and forever hold up to the eyes of the present and preserve
for the future the permanent standards of beauty and the intellectual inter-
pretations of life, and was surrounded with schools, conservatorium, library
and museum, so an immense Stadium was designed as chief monument of the
Olympic Centre and surrounded by Gymnasia.

This Stadium, in the shape of an immense rectangle 800 metres long
ending in two semicircles, is arranged in tiers of seats divided by aisles.
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