UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Sochi Winter Games

UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Sochi Winter Games
# 07 November 2013 08:22 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. The General Assembly today urged United Nations Member States to observe the Olympic Truce – the ancient Greek tradition calling for the cessation of hostilities before, during and after the Games – in the context of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, APA reports quoting the UN press service.

The UN General Assembly revived this ancient Greek tradition in 1993.

The symbolic Truce will start one week before the XXII Olympic Winter Games, due to take place 7 to 23 February 2014, and will run until a week after the closing of the XI Paralympic Winter Games, to be held 7 to 16 March.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED