Olympic Day 2022: Sport as a bridge in a divided world
On Olympic Day, while the world is moving together for peace, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has reiterated the role sport can play in building bridges in our divided world and in promoting global solidarity.
The Olympic Games, which unite the entire world in peaceful competition, are a powerful symbol of peace,” said President Bach. “Our Olympic mission is not a political mission. Our Olympic mission is a humanitarian mission.”
In the recent past, global humanitarian issues have forced the world to reflect. Ongoing conflicts, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the situation in Afghanistan, and the growing number of people displaced around the world have reaffirmed an urgent need for solidarity and peace in our divided world.
Olympic Day 2022: Sport as a bridge in a divided world (olympics.com)