Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

UN Passes 2018 Olympic Truce

UN Passes 2018 Olympic Truce

Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - 25, 2018.

"Only the United Nations member states can guarantee the athletes the safe passage to the Olympic Games", he said.

"We Koreans vividly remember the Seoul Olympic Games, an exemplary example of showing peace through sport by bringing east and west together".

"I believe the Olympic Games are the best expression of our values".

Concerns have risen in the region following a series of missile tests by North Korea in recent months.

While the Olympic Truce has been a tradition since the UN General Assembly passed the first one, which went into effect during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Monday's resolution was drafted by the South Korean government and co-sponsored by China, the US, Japan and Russian Federation.

Introducing the resolution, Lee Hee-beom, the president and CEO of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee said the truce begins seven days before the opening of the Olympic Games and concludes on the seventh day after the closing of the Paralympic Games.

"Today, I hope to witness this power again", she continued. "Indeed PyeongChang represents the most honest efforts to cross borders between south and north and foster a peaceful environment".

The two-time Olympian added that she is confident that the upcoming Games "will be one of best platforms not only for transmitting this message but for sharing the Olympic spirit of peace for humanity with the entire world".

The resolution noted "possibilities of new partnership in sport and beyond for Republic of Korea, Japan and China".

Since 1993, the Truce Resolution has been adopted every two years ahead of the Summer and Winter Olympics to cease all conflicts during the period of the games.

The resolution was spearheaded by South Korea, who submitted it to the General Assembly on behalf of the Olympic Movement and the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee (Pocog), led by its President Lee Hee-beom.

Representing the Navy as a torchbearer was Lieutenant Commander Kim Gyu-hwan, who played a key role in a successful rescue mission involving South Korean crewmen who were kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2011.

China and Russian Federation have pushed back against some demands the U.S. and Japan wrote into early drafts of UN Security Council resolutions aimed at halting Pyongyang's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

"The IOC has expressed their willingness to support North Korea in terms of training costs and other costs related to participating at the Games", Do said.

"Indeed, Pyeongchang represents perhaps the most honest efforts to cross frozen borders between South and North Korea and foster a peaceful environment", she said.

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