The Olympic Motto
The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius." These three Latin
words mean "Swifter, Higher, Stronger." Baron de Coubertin borrowed
the motto from Father Henri Martin Dideon, the headmaster of Arcueil College in
Paris. Father Dideon used the motto to describe the great achievements of the
athletes at his school. Coubertin felt it could be used to describe the goals of
great athletes all over the World.