The anthem : Olympism's oldest symbol / by Philip Barker

Barker, Philip

This article retraces the history of the Olympic anthem, which is based on a poem written by Greek national poet Kostis Palamas (1859-1943). The music was written by Spiros Samaras (1863-1917) specifically for the first Olympics in Athens in 1896. In 1958, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally and unanimously adopted the Samaras-Palamas work as the official Olympic anthem. This article also includes biographical notes on Spiros Samara, Walter Bradley Keeler, Richard Strauss, Roger Quilter, Jaako Linjama, Michael Spisak.

Voir le numéro de la revue «Journal of Olympic history, 12.2, 2004»

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