After his death, one final Olympic ritual occurred.
Although he was too old to attend the 1894 Congress, Brookes would continue to support Coubertin's efforts, most importantly by using his connections with the Greek government to seek its support in the endeavour.
Coubertin himself was frustrated by the Greeks, who increasingly ignored him in their planning and who wanted to continue to hold the Games in Athens every four years, against de Coubertin's wishes.
He was particularly active in promoting the introduction of sport in French schools.
De Spelen waren volgens De Coubertin primair een educatief middel ter verheffing van de jeugd.
L'année suivante, Coubertin organise au le second.