Saturday, 18 February 2012

Olympic Truce Walk

The Olympic Truce is an ancient tradition of nations observing ceasefires for the duration of the Games so that competitors can travel safely to and from the event.

After lobbying government, one member of the House of Lords is trying to raise the profile of the truce which has been signed by all 193 member states of the U.N.

To show his support for this Olympic ideal, Lord Michael Bates of Langbaurgh, is walking from Olympia in Greece to London – a journey of over 3,000 miles. Through his Walk for Truce initiative, Lord Bates hopes to encourage others to do something to show their commitment to the London 2012 Olympic Truce resolution. Watch the following video to find out more...........

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