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"Imagine Peace" Olympic Truce Programme Presented by UK Ambassador to Athens

Presenting the “Imagine Peace” educational programme created within the framework of the Olympic Truce and in the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, British Ambassador to Athens Dr. David Landsman, on Wednesday, said that its central message was that children could transmit the spirit of the Olympic Truce through dialogue and respect for differences.
The ambassador, speaking in Greece, stressed that the Olympic Truce proposed by the United Kingdom for the Games had been adopted by 193 countries in the United Nations and that athletes must be able to compete “without the weight of political, religious and racial differences”.
The ‘Imagine Peace’ programme was the result of close cooperation between the International Centre for the Olympic Truce, the British Council and the British Embassy, and begins in Athens schools after the Orthodox Easter.
In the period May 10-17, when the Olympic Torch Relay will be transporting the Olympic Flame from Ancient Olympia to the Panathenian Stadium in Athens, it will also be presented at schools in the towns where the torch relay will pass.
It includes games and activities with specialised British Council teachers and Greek Olympic champions, while on May 18 when the Olympic Flame is delivered to the mayor of London, there will be a dance for children at the same time in schools throughout the world.
From Thursday, meanwhile, both young and old will be able to participate in the ‘Post for Peace’ competition on the Internet, visiting the website in order to post pictures, photos and videos in support of peace and sport and possibly win one of a number of prizes, which will go to the posts that have the greatest number of ‘likes’.
(Source: Athens News Agency)

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