The View From Asia

Let's not forget what the Olympics is about

Asia News Network writers discuss the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Here are excerpts.

The National Speed Skating Oval during a speed skating training session for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, on Jan 28, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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The Olympic Truce Resolution, though symbolic in nature, has been the practice observed by the United Nations prior to the hostings of Summer and Winter Olympics since 1993.

The "Olympic Truce", rooted in the ancient Greek tradition - Ekecheiria - is meant to ensure a halt of all hostilities, allowing the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators taking part in the Olympic Games.

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