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Olympic Truce for Revival

The Olympic Truce is an ancient Greek tradition, ékécheiria, which means ‘laying down of arms’ before and during the Olympic Games.

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The role of sport in forging links among people of different countries and regions has been highlighted in the General Assembly.

The Assembly met on Monday to discuss sport for peace and development.

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games introduced this year’s Olympic Truce resolution.

The Olympic Truce is an ancient Greek tradition, ékécheiria, which means ‘laying down of arms’ before and during the Olympic Games.

It allowed athletes and spectators to safely attend the Games and return to their respective countries.

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