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Olympic Truce – just a dream?

Does the peace ideal of the Olympic Games have any effect?

Until 31 January 2019

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Did you know that the Olympic Games are based on a vision of how sport could contribute to mutual understanding and peace among nations? The connection between the Olympic Games and peace roots back to ancient times.

Nowadays, many strong symbols of peace are connected to the Games. However, while the ideals emphasize that the Games are a means of achieving a more peaceful world, they have been put to the test many times in the face of reality.

How about the recent Winter Games in PeyongChang? Did the Games open a road to lasting peace in Korea, or is it all about illusions and propaganda only?