Letters from the Founders

March 20, 2007 at 5:08 am Leave a comment

Question

The Olympic Truce for the modern Games is a utopia – it cannot be applied because conditions in the world today are different than 3000 years ago – And even then the extend to which truce was applied in ancient Greece is questionable.

Answer

3000 years ago the human race was composed of dreamers and pragmatists; warmongers and Peace activists, Poets and Physicists, Rich and Poor – Kings and servants – Traders and Artisans.

Today none of these elements are any different than 3000 years ago. And none I personally believe will be any different in the future.

Our world will always have a variety of people all living and aspiring their dreams simultaneously and many times in diametrically opposite directions.

The truce provided that everyone could attend and participate in their own way – And the rules of the Games reduced Rank; economic position etc to an absolute level – playing field for the competitors; so the best could be proclaimed victors.

In today’s Games Truce the Father and Mother of the eternal Olympic spirit is quite alive and well – albeit IGNORED!! By the media and the masses.
We believers though seen it; we saw it most vividly at the Sydney Games.

Korea

There two warring countries – forming one nation decided to HOLD THE TRUCE for fifteen days and go to the Games in Peace with their armies still facing each other across the demilitarized zone – in the Korean Peninsula while their Olympians took the Olympic Oath and paraded and competed together in Peace under the eyes of the whole world.

Korea Olympics

These Olympians practiced the Ancient Olympic Truce Law.

We congratulate the two Korean governments and their respective Olympic Committees for their vision and ask them to practice the Olympic Truce they dreamed of at the Sydney Olympics in all future Olympiads

To the Korean nation!

Korea Olympics

We appreciate any comments!

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