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Olympic Truce

Even Just to Celebrate Our Differences: Why We Still Need Sports to Make Peace

Meicen Sun | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Meicen Sun

To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.

The UN's Olympic Truce Is Two Steps Back for LGBT Rights

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The United Nations should return to the Olympic Truce language that specifically excludes LGBT people. Masking over the discrimination that we face and giving cover to governments like Russia only make us invisible and set back our advancement toward true equality.

Q&A: British Lord Walked 3,000 Miles for 2012 Olympic Peace Truce, Now Says "Best Bet" is Rio Olympics 2016

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Ellen Freudenheim

Lord Michael Bates would be the first to agree that there's a disconnect between the stunning sporting event in London and the Olympics' too-obscure legacy of peace.

The Olympic Truce: A Romantic, Alluring Olympic Tradition

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

What a different world it might be today if the spirit of the Olympic Truce had been embraced, not diminished, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, as an antidote to the Bush administration's race to war in Iraq.

Olympic Values

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Olympics are unique among athletic events, partly because of their ancient and hallowed history, but above all because they are identified with the highest ideals.