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George Hirthler - Author, The Idealist - The story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin

November 28, 201635 min
George Hirthler is one of the leading creative talents at work in the Olympic Movement today. A writer/producer, Hirthler is a seasoned campaign director who has served as chief communications strategist for ten international Olympic bid campaigns, including the winning bids of Atlanta 1996, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010. Through two decades of Olympic research, Hirthler became increasingly interested in the life of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and increasingly astonished that this remarkable man was so widely unknown. In 1996, the Republic of France awarded Hirthler the title of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters for his work in promoting the Olympic Ideal and the legacy of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. In 2004, Sports Business Journal named Hirthler one of the 20 Most Influential People in the Olympic Movement for his work on bids. In 2011, Hirthler turned his attention to historical fiction and four and a half-years later, finished The Idealist, the first major novel on t

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