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Russian oligarch donates $8.8M Olympic manifesto to museum

(CNN)Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov has donated the original 1892 manuscript of the manifesto of the Olympics to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.The original 14-page copy of Pierre de Coubertin's speech, in which the French aristocrat first outlined his vision of the modern Olympic Games, was bought at a New York auction for $8,806,500 in December last year, according to Sothebys.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresA former stakeholder in Arsenal who has an estimated net worth of $12.6 billion, Usmanov is the president of the International Fencing Federation."Pierre de Coubertin had a vision of a world united by athletic pursuits and not divided by confrontations and wars. I believe that the Olympic Museum i ...
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