— Published 17 November 2023

Tony Estanguet at the United Nations for the Olympic Truce

Is this a sign? The IOC announced on Thursday November 16 that the draft resolution for the Olympic Truce will be officially presented by the French government to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday November 21. The same day that the two French regions of the Alps will be heard by the IOC Future Host Commission as part of the bidding process for the 2030 Winter Games. In New York, the resolution will be presented by Tony Estanguet, President of the Paris 2024 OCOG, during a speech. The three-time Olympic canoeing champion will not be making the trip alone. He will be accompanied by Thomas Bach, who has also been invited to give a speech. As the IOC points out in a press release, the tradition of the Olympic Truce dates back to the first ancient Games in Olympia in 776 BC. It was revived before the Barcelona Games in 1992. Since then, the Olympic body has presented it to the United Nations General Assembly for each edition of the Games, summer and winter alike.