Tradition Meets Modern
sea-sand none hath numbered;
and the joys
that Theron hath
given to others --
shall declare the
tale thereof ?"
From: FOR THERON OF AKRAGAS,
WINNER IN THE CHARIOT-RACE by:
522 B.C - 438 B.C.)
prose, Theron of Akragas
is hailed for his victory in
the Chariot Races...
in stone, Marcos of Antioch
achievements in Olympia...
revive the tradition of the inscription of the
winners' names in ancient Olympia, we have created an
Olympia Registry Album to
serve as a global tribute,
honoring athletes and ancestry.
Immortal Tradition lives on...
to All Who Can Dream.
is How Us, Humans Compete.
the Fun of the Game, and the Glory
of the Olympic Spirit.
maybe Peace is achieveable one event
at a time."
are looking for the Immortals!
Olympia Immortals Album shall bear witness to the
thousands of athletes from all across the globe
who have shared the dream of peace and the Spirit
of Olympia. Their dedications, deposited at the
Monument of the Immortals in ancient Olympia will
guide and enlighten us for the next thousand years.
All athletes who ever competed
at any Games are
invited to personalize the Album.
Please do express your feelings, emotions, and thoughts of the specific
Games you participated in. You can dedicate it to anyone and anything you
wish, past, present or future.
Be sure to:
• Choose the sport you contested
• Identify yourself and your team
• Identify the year and City.
• Write in your native language.
Please contact us to send you the Album to personalize.
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sea-sand none hath numbered; and the joys that Theron
to others -- who
shall declare the tale thereof?”
THERON OF AKRAGAS, WINNER IN THE CHARIOT-RACE by: Pindar
(c. 522 B.C - 438 B.C.)
Olympic Truce Laws... in the Modern Games
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 extent to which truce was applied
in ancient Greece is questionable.
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
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
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.
The 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
and paraded and competed together in Peace under the
eyes of the whole world.
These Olympians practiced the Ancient Olympic Truce
We congratulate the two Korean governments and
their respective Olympic Committees for their vision
them to practice the Olympic Truce they dreamed
of at the Sydney Olympics in all future Olympiads
To the Korean nation!
Honorable Papanicolaou Vasilis, Vice Mayor of Amaliada,
on behalf of Mayor Yiannis Liperis assumes custodial
possession of the first engraved glass plaque from
Makis Havadjias President and Co Founder of the
Monument of the Immortals on 8/22/04.
for the first IOC Sport and Peace
the Middle East© Jordan NOC
"Role of the IOC in
sport and peace."
"Olympic Truce – Myth
"Can sport really build peace?"
and others were discussed during the first IOC Seminar on Sport and Peace for
the Middle East, hosted in Aqaba by the Jordanian Olympic Committee.
Building bridges and partnerships
The Seminar strived to achieve the following objectives:
- Bring together the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the Middle East and
North Africa region and other sports institutions to discuss what sport and peace
can do to help create communication bridges between communities
- Define areas of possible partnerships among institutions at national and regional
levels and encourage the implementation of joint activities
- Strengthen the sport and peace network in the Middle East, in particular with
the support of the Sport and Peace Foundation of the Jordanian NOC President,
HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein
It speaks for itself that this seminar brought together representatives of
17 NOCs from the Middle East and North Africa region as well as prominent guests
and speakers, including Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein; IOC members Toni Khoury – who
represented the IOC President, Jacques Rogge – and General Mounir Sabet;
as well as David Winiger, Special Assistant to Adolf Ogi, Special Adivsor to
the United Nations Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace; and
Tomas Sithole, IOC Director of International Cooperation and Development.
Main subject on their agenda: the role that sport can play in helping to unite
conflicting communities. The seminar was also an occasion for Prince bin Al-Hussein
to present his initiative Peace through Sport which aims to train youth leaders
from areas of conflict on how to use sport as an agent for peace within their
own divided communities.
The Seminar was concluded with final recommendations in which delegates highlighted
the need for sport and peace issues to be placed higher on the international
agenda of sports organisations and government entities. Furthermore, they supported
the IOC’s idea to organise Youth Olympic Games as a new platform to promote
the Olympic Truce and Olympic values to the world’s youth. The delegates
also urged the NOCs to work with their respective governments to encourage
the use of sport as a peace building tool.
A lively debate
From l. to r. HRH Prince Faisal bin
Al-Hussein, General Mounir Sabet, Tomas Sithole and
representives from NOCs of Jordan and Iraq.
: NOC Jordan
HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein passes a baton of
peace on to Tomas Sithole.
: NOC Jordan
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