Word Wise:The Olympic Motto 奥林匹克格言
A: Hello! This is Word Wise on Language Tips, I’m Marc.
B: Hello, this is Meggie.
A: Today, we will talk about the Olympic Motto.
B: The Olympic Motto? 奥林匹克格言？
A: Yes. I guess you know what the motto is, right?
A: Exactly. Faster, higher, stronger is the Olympic Motto. These three words encourage athletes to give their best during competitions and to strive beyond themselves.
A: Yes. Actually, being first is not necessarily a priority, but giving one's best and striving for personal excellence is a worthwhile goal.
B: Definitely. 第一名只有一个，我们只要全力以赴，发挥自己最佳水平就好了。
A: This also applies to everyone of us.
A: These three words originates from three Latin words: Citius, Altius, Fortius. They became the Olympic motto in 1894.
B: Citius, Altius, Fortius. 太难学了!
A: Not easy for me either. Following the three words, a more well-known expression was developed: The most important thing is not to win but to take part!
A: Then, do you know who developed this idea?
B: Well, it’s really a hard question for me. I am not always good at remembering names, let alone a foreigner’s name.
A: Hahaha… Ok, it’s Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics.
A: So, Meggie, we’ve talked about the Olympic Motto and its origin. Do you think we've made ourselves clear enough?
B: Sure, we did!
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B: Bye bye!
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