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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Polski Komitet Olimpijski / The Polish Olympic Committee

 
 
Polski Komitet Olimpijski / The Polish Olympic Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Polski Komitet Olimpijski / The Polish Olympic Committee Marker
Inscription.

Tutaj, w salach Hotelu Francuskiego Krakowie
12 padźiernika 1919 roku zawiązał się
Polski Komitet Olimpijski
wprowadzając sport niepodległej Polski
do światowej rodziny olimpijskiej.
Ku trwałej i wdzięcznej pamięci olimpijczyków
tablicę tę umieszczamy
w 75-lecie PKOl i 100-lecie MKOl
12 padźiernika 1994 roku.

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(English translation:)

Here, in the halls of the French Hotel of Krawkow,
on the 12th of October, 1919 there gathered
The Polish Olympic Committee,
introducing the sports of an independent Poland
to the world's Olympic family.
To the lasting and grateful memory of the Olympians
this tablet was erected
on the 75th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee and the 100th anniversary of the IOC
October 12, 1994.

 
Erected 1994.
 
Location. 50° 3.885′ N, 19° 56.378′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Pijarska and Świętego Jana, on the left when traveling west on Pijarska. Touch for map.
Hotel Francuski and The Polish Olympic Committee Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. Hotel Francuski and The Polish Olympic Committee Marker - Wide View
Marker is at or near this postal address: Pijarska 13, Kraków, Małopolska 31-015, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One of the Oldest Breweries in Poland (a few steps from this marker); Ludwik Teichmann (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dom Jana Matejki / House of Jan Matejko (about 120 meters away); The Salon of Polish Painters (about 120 meters away); Feliks Nowowiejski (about 150 meters away); Church of Sts. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist (about 180 meters away); First Evangelical Church (about 180 meters away); Honoré de Balzac (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Also see . . .  POC History. "The founding convention of the Polish Olympic Committee was held on 12 October 1919 in Hotel Francuski in Kraków. The main goal of the Committee was to send the National Team to the Olympic Games in 1920. Until 1924, the organisation’s official name was the Polish Committee of the Olympic Games. Prince Stefan Lubomirski became its first President, while Józef Piłsudski, the Head of State, took patronage over it....The outbreak of the Polish-Soviet war in 1919 interrupted preparations to the Antwerp Games. Polish Team made its debut at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris...." (Submitted on June 9, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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