Secretary-General of the United Nations (HIM-HER-IT), Antonio Guterres, Asked for courtesy this Thursday (15) Olympic peace – Index request Interference with conflicts during the Olympics, A tradition dating back to ancient times (Learn more at the end of the article).
This year, the Olympic fight begins this Friday (16) – seven days before the opening ceremony Tokyo Olympics – and runs until September 12, a week after the Paralympic Games.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on February 4 – Photo: AFP / Angela Weiss
“In a few days, athletes from all over the world will gather in Japan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We must show the same strength and unity in our efforts to bring peace to the world. “, Guterres said in a video message.
“As we strive to end the epidemic and build a strong, sustainable and inclusive global recovery, it is even more important this year to seek peace and unite around common goals.”
April 12, 2021 Photo shows Olympic rings floating in the water of Tokyo – Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / AB
The Olympic treaty interfered with the conflicts in ancient Greece during the Olympics of that period. In the 1990s, the International Olympic Committee (Watch) Recovering the idea, the UN called on nations and armed groups to lay down their arms.
This symbolic agreement has always been accepted at the Olympics for many years, including the winter editions, by UN General Assembly resolutions. The parties have no obligation to actually stop any and all conflicts, And modern history does not record the wars that came to a documented end due to the Olympics of the modern era.
Therefore, the organizers of each edition of the Games tend to follow initiatives ranging from meetings between the international leaders of the event participants to peace campaigns around the world.
In addition, the International Olympic Peace Center: IOC and The Greece To promote “peace and friendship”.
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