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  • On 27 July 2012, the eyes of the world will be on London as the Host City of the London 2012 Games – the greatest celebration of sport and culture in the world.
  • How do you think the London 2012 Games will help to promote world peace and cultural understanding?
  • For more information on the history of the Olympic Truce go to the fact file
  • There is evidence to suggest that the Truce was respected with only a small number of exceptions for more than 1,200 years. It has therefore been the longest peace accord in history. The Olympic Truce was revived for the modern Games in 1992. Since then the International Olympic Committee has asked each host nation to declare a Truce.
  • You will find some follow up discussion and debate ideas based on the film in the Get Set for the Olympic Torch Educators area.
  • This could be an engaging and ‘real’ project for the Student Voice Committee to spearhead. Or, you could ask for volunteers to form a special ‘Truce team’ to get talking and planning about the Olympic Truce and its relevance to London 2012 and their own lives.
  • This slide has been left blank for you to record your Olympic Truce activity ideas


  • 1. Get Set for the Olympic Truce
  • 2. London 2012 ... bringing the world together Get Set goes global
  • 3. Helping to build a more peaceful world through sport
    • Athletes from around 205 Olympic teams and 170 Paralympic teams from all over the world will take part in the London 2012 Games.
    • These athletes will:
    • Strive to be the best they can be …
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  • 4.
    • ....and compete fairly and live by the Olympic Values:
    • Friendship
    • Respect
    • Excellence
    • ....and the Paralympic Values:
    • Courage
    • Determination
    • Inspiration
    • Equality
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  • 5. Peace and friendship
    • Athletes and spectators will put aside their differences and conflicts – even if their countries are at war.
    • They will relax, eat and socialise together in the Athletes’ Village.
    • New friendships will be made.
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  • 6. The Olympic Truce… how sport can bring the world together
    • Athletes and spectators will be able to enjoy the Games in peace.
    • They will be able to travel to and from the events safely.
    • This hasn’t always been the case…
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  • 7. Origins of the Olympic Truce
    • The Truce can be traced back to the Ancient Games in Greece
    • Many regions were at war and it was dangerous to travel to the Games
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  • 8. Truce at the Ancient Olympic Games
    • In 884 BC a treaty was signed by the rulers of three regions in Greece, calling for a ‘truce’ during the Olympic Games.
    • The Truce meant athletes and spectators could travel to and from the Games safely.
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  • 9. The Olympic Truce Today
    • The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games really will be bringing the world together in a spirit of peace, hope and friendship.
    • <Show film>
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  • 10. The Olympic Truce and Us
    • How can we show friendship in our school and our community?
    • Are there ways we could learn to understand each other better?
    • How do we welcome visitors and new students to our school?
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  • 11. The Olympic Truce and Us
    • How can we use sport or culture to promote the Olympic Truce and to promote peace?
    • How can we make other people aware of the Olympic Truce and our activities?
    • Who will take the lead in our Olympic Truce activities?
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  • 12. Our ideas Get Set goes global