Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022  Adopted by United Nations General Assembly

The resolution, titled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal,” was adopted by agreement on Friday during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) in New York, with 173 Member States co-sponsoring it. 

It calls for the Olympic Truce to be observed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022, beginning seven days before the Olympic Games on February 4, 2022, and ending seven days after the Paralympic Games. 

The resolution emphasizes the necessity of Member States cooperating to collectively execute the Olympic Truce’s values around the world, as well as the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, and United Nations’ significant roles in this respect. 

It also expresses the hope that the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be a significant opportunity to use sport’s power to advance the world by fostering an atmosphere of peace, development, resilience, tolerance, and understanding, as well as welcoming all National Olympic and Paralympic Committee delegations to the Games. 

The Olympic Truce has a 3,000-year history, dating back to when the Ancient Greeks established the “Ekecheiria” – a sacred truce – to allow all athletes and spectators from the Greek city-states to compete in the Olympic Games, which were otherwise nearly continuously at odds. 

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