As many who are following the 2008 Beijing Olympics know, these three Latin words meaning "Swifter, Higher, Stronger" are the motto of the Olympics. The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. According to Wikipedia, a more informal but well known motto, also introduced by De Coubertin, is "The most important thing is not to win but to take part!"
So, it's fitting that Blawg Review #172 rewards participation as well as excellence in law blogs with a theme that marks the outstanding competitions of the Olympic Games.
Blawg Review #173 follows with another Olympic theme based on the elements of a world-record swim.
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Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale (R) of the U.S. celebrate after winning the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games