The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. La chose la plus importante aux Jeux Olympiques n'est pas de gagner mais d'y prendre part.
I took part in the contest. Je pris part au concours.
He took part in the race. Il a pris part à la course.
All took part in the negotiations. Tous prirent part aux négociations.
I took part in the sporting event. Je pris part à la manifestation sportive.