Olympic Truce

Sport as a platform for peace

The International Olympic Truce Centre has published in cooperation with the International Olympic Academy a collection of articles on the concept and institution of the Olympic truce. Prominent researchers sign the articles of the book with the view to exploring the origins of the truce and identifying ways for its realistic enforcement today. The publication includes photographs of paintings by Greek and Chinese artists that were presented in an exhibition under the title "From Ancient Olympia to Beijing: Greek and Chinese artists discuss truce, fair play, war and peace" that was shown in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games and in Athens in 2009.