Citius – Altius – Fortius (by Adam Goodwin)

Citius – Altius – Fortius

by Adam Goodwin | 2015 | Last Updated: March 23, 2015

University of Windsor

If you are a regular reader of my blog, it will come as no surprise to readers that I am currently enrolled in the Master of Human Kinetics (Sport Management) program at the University of Windsor (Canada). Currently, I am enrolled in a course called Crises, Politics and Commercialism in the Modern Olympic Movement.

In mid-March, this class went on a Great Olympic Journey. This trip saw me visit the cities in New York, Ontario, and Quebec as part of an enriching and transformative learning experience.

The Great Olympic Journey

If you are not aware, the motto of the International Olympic Committee, the shepherds of the Modern Olympic Movement, is Citius, Altius, Fortius. This translates from Latin to English as: Faster, Higher, Stronger.

The purpose of me being away from home for eleven days was to further explore the meaning behind Citius, Altius, Fortius, and the Modern Olympic Movement. The class focuses heavily on key crises, the politics behind, and commercialism of the Olympic Games and Movement. The Journey allowed us to immerse ourselves in this environment by seeing sites first-hand, and meeting and questioning some of the people in and behind the Movement.


Continue to visit this blog to read new blog posts as part of a series that reflects on my class’s Great Olympic Journey! If you have not done this already, click the FOLLOW button on the bottom, right-hand corner of this page to receive email updates about new blog posts.

The series of blog posts will provide you, the reader, with some of my personal thoughts, and insights from my Great Olympic Journey into understanding Citius, Altius, Fortius.

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Further Reading

Based on your reading of this blog post, you may also be interested in: Personal Bucket List.


These are one person’s thoughts and opinions.  We welcome your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with us via social media.

Adam Goodwin is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, who is currently attending one of the world’s best sport management programs at the University of Windsor.  He is a proud introvert and silent leader.  He has traveled to 50 major global cities around the world, and has worked with universities, non-profits, consulting firms, and sport organizations.  He has family and friends around the world.  Follow his travels, work, projects, and thoughts on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog (click on the bottom right-hand corner to sign up for weekly email notifications).


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