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Olympic Truce draft resolution for Tokyo 2020 to be submitted to UN General Assembly on 9 December 2019 – Information for the media

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Date
04 Dec 2019
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Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Press Release

The Olympic Truce draft resolution will be introduced to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on Monday 9 December, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

After the formal submission, discussions and speeches, there will be a joint media opportunity at around 12 p.m. ET, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Yoshiro Mori at the East Foyer (see the information about access requirements below).

In keeping with the tradition dating back to the original Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia in 776 BC, the resolution will aim to ensure a halt to all hostilities, allowing the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

It will be formally submitted by the Government of Japan in close collaboration with the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee and the Organising Committee.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori will introduce it to the UN General Assembly with a speech, followed by discussions by the Member States and remarks by IOC President Thomas Bach.

Inspired by the Ancient Games, the IOC revived the Olympic Truce in 1992, and it is now introduced for each edition of the Games.

More information about the Olympic Truce can be found at olympic.org/olympic-truce and olympictruce.org.

Introduction of the Olympic Truce draft resolution for Tokyo 2020

Date and time (local time): Monday 9 December 2019 at 10 a.m. ET

Venue: United Nations HQ, General Assembly Hall, New York

Media opportunity with IOC President Thomas Bach and Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori

Time: 12 p.m. ET (estimate)

Venue: East Foyer (outside the General Assembly Hall)

 Access requirements: To cover both events, please register at

https://tokyo2020-extranet.secure.force.com/media/?ih=oa7zFjnAdan

UN media accreditation will be necessary to attend. Non-accredited media should apply via:

www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/accreditation.shtml.

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