What is the Monument of the Immortals?

March 20, 2007 at 1:06 am Leave a comment

Hippias, a fifth century B.C. sophist from Elia, was the first to compile a catalogue of Olympic victors’ names from the first Games held in Olympia, Greece in 776 B.C. To revive this tradition of the inscription of the Olympic winners names in ancient Olympia we envision the idea of creating an international monument in Olympia the birthplace of the body, spirit and soul of the Olympic Games, an everlasting tribute to the efforts of every Olympic Victor – a lighthouse to the world of the Olympic ideas.

This Monument of the Immortals will embody the nexus of human strength, exalting every Olympic victor in history and giving them an eternal home in Olympia.

Olympia, Greece

As the Hippias of our times, the Monument of the Immortals Foundation will commemorate the world’s premier athletes – human symbol of excellence and peace who personify the Olympic ideas of ethos, friendship, participation, and fair play. The monument will inscribe and wishes (with IOC approval) to broadcast worldwide the names of the victors of the 2008 games and all future games, it will provide a meeting place for all the world’s athletes at the home of the Games, it will receive the Olympic Feast at the premises of the Monument and lastly but not least it will promote the Olympic Truce movement.


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