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Olympic Truce for Rio 2016

The United Nations General Assembly approve a resolution for observance and implementation of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It is worth noting, that were in favor of the resolution 180 of the 193 members of the UN.

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, reiterated the important role of sport and the Olympic ideal in society, the promotion of peace, fair play, tolerance and understanding.

According to the resolution, the Olympic Truce will be observed seven days before the start of the Olympic Games until seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games.

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