As in ancient times: Once again the Olympic Games will be a symbol of peace

As in ancient times: Once again the Olympic Games will be a symbol of peace

The United Nations General Assembly has promised to maintain Olympic peace during the upcoming Summer Olympics.

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) wrote on its website that the proposal, which aims to “build a more peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal,” had the support of 186 of the 193 UN member states.

about peace olympic Thomas BachThe President of the International Olympic Committee spoke in New York and thanked member states for their support. In his view, the decision will strengthen the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and once again make the Games an international symbol of peace.

The Olympic Games are the only event today that unites the whole world in a peaceful competition

Said the former Olympic champion in fencing.

“In our fragile world, our shared values ​​and principles face many challenges, not only in our international community but also in sport. The IOC is fully committed to respectful representation and the promotion of argument and values, as well as the rule of law, solidarity and political impartiality. But our commitment is not enough. Our mission and impartiality They count on your support, the governments. That is why we are so grateful for the promise of an Olympic Truce,” said Thomas Bach.

The Olympic Truce enters into force seven days before the opening of the Games and expires seven days after the conclusion of the Paralympic Games.

The idea of ​​Olympic peace comes from the ancient games. Ikekeria ensures the safe travel of athletes and spectators to the Olympics by suspending armed conflict.

The section is further evidence that Olympic values ​​such as peace, solidarity and respect are just as important in our world as they were 3,000 years ago, during the first Greek Olympics, read the MOB website.

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