The unique 14-page copy of Pierre de Coubertin’s speech, during which the French aristocrat first outlined his imaginative and prescient of the trendy Olympic Games, was purchased at a New York public sale for $8,806,500 in December final yr, in accordance to Sothebys.
“Pierre de Coubertin had a imaginative and prescient of a world united by athletic pursuits and never divided by confrontations and wars. I consider that the Olympic Museum is essentially the most acceptable place to preserve this priceless manuscript,” stated Usmanov on Monday.
It is the primary time the manifesto has been displayed to the general public, months earlier than the 2020 Games get underway in Tokyo.
Coubertin based the International Olympic Committee (IOC) two years after giving the speech in Paris, and in 1896 the primary trendy Games was staged in Athens, Greece.
In the speech, Coubertin envisions a world united by sporting competitors, the place athletics would do extra to result in peace than “telegraph, railways, the phone, the passionate analysis in science, congresses and exhibitions” have.
The manuscript exceeded its estimated sale value by almost $8 million and, in accordance to Sotheby’s, set the public sale document for sporting memorabilia.
“Today we’re witnessing historical past,” stated IOC president Thomas Bach.
“At one stage, we’re witness to this historic doc, the manuscript of the speech that laid out the philosophical foundations of the Olympic Movement.
“On one other stage, we’re witnessing a historic second, with this manuscript returning to its Olympic house, the place the place it belongs.”
De Coubertin additionally gave the Olympics its present motto of citius, altius, fortius — sooner, greater stronger — a phrase he borrowed from his good friend Henri Didon.
Usmanov’s USM firm can also be Everton’s present coaching floor sponsor and final month agreed a $39 million (£30 million) deal for the naming rights of the Premier League membership’s new stadium.