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Why was Canadian sailor Lawrence Lemieux awarded a Pierre de Coubertin medal in the course of the 1988 Summer Olympics?

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Why was Canadian sailor Lawrence Lemieux awarded a Pierre de Coubertin medal in the course of the 1988 Summer Olympics?
posted Jan 30 by Puneet Batra

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He stopped racing to rescue a competing boat's capsized and injured crew
In awarding Lemieux the Pierre de Coubertin Medal for Sportsmanship, Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee, said "By your sportsmanship, self-sacrifice and courage, you embody all that is right with the Olympic ideal."

answer Feb 1 by Pankaj Deshmukh
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