Professor Andy Miah

Jul 29, 2021

5 min read

In defence of Olympic Truce

The Olympic Truce is the programme of work led by the International Olympic Committee that takes inspiration from the ancient Greek tradition of Ekecheria, which was invoked during the ancient Olympic Games to allow safe passage of participants to Ancient Olympia for the purpose of competition.

The myth is that it was effective. The truth is likely to be that it didn’t always work, but it worked enough for the…