The Olympic Games is the only event in the world that brings people together —people from 206 countries — in friendship, under one roof, to share meals and get to know each other, in the Olympic Village.Thomas Bach IOC President
The Olympism in Action Forum ushers in two weeks of events in Buenos Aires, with the Youth Olympic Games bringing youth athletes from everywhere together to compete and — as Bach and Macri emphasised — to understand and respect each other.
President Macri joked that he always lost out in sport to his friend who was a better athlete, but now as the leader of Argentina “welcomes the Olympic spirit” to the country. President Bach added that the events here continue the momentum in South America that began with the Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Read IOC President Thomas Bach’s opening remarks here.