Beijing: The Olympic Truce Mural was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Flag Mall of the Beijing Olympic Village. Athletes and officials were invited to show their commitment to building a peaceful world through sport by signing the Mural.
International Olympic Commission (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Beijing 2022 Vice President Yang Shu’an with other officials were present in the ceremony. The Olympic Truce Mural is a strong symbol of the power of sport to bring the world together in peaceful competition and create opportunities for dialogue and reconciliation. The Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022 was established in a UN resolution.
The concept of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Truce Mural, named ‘Light of Peace’, is inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns symbolising light, peace and reunion. Addressing the winter sports athletes, Bach said: “Over the coming days, you will compete fiercely against one another. At the same time, you will be living together peacefully and respectfully under one roof, in the Olympic Village. In this way, you will show us what the world can look like if we all respect the same rules and each other. “This is the true Olympic spirit.
This is the message of the Olympic Games bringing the world together in peaceful competition. “In this Olympic spirit, I invite you to leave your signature on the Olympic Truce Mural to show your commitment to this mission of peace of the Olympic Games,” Bach added.