In the framework of promoting peace through sport and the Olympic ideal, the International Olympic Truce Centre (IOTC) was founded in July 2000 by a joint initiative of the IOC and Greece. Its headquarters are in Athens, with a symbolic office in Olympia.
The IOTC defines its actions around the following objectives:
- To promote the Olympic ideals to serve peace, friendship and understanding in the world, and in particular, to promote the Ancient Greek tradition of the Olympic Truce;
- To initiate conflict prevention and resolution through sport, culture and the Olympic ideals, and promote peace in general by mobilising young people worldwide.
- To cooperate with all inter- and non-governmental organisations specialised in this field, to develop educational and research programmes, and to launch communications campaigns, meetings and conferences to promote the Olympic Truce.
The IOTC is administered by a Board composed of personalities from the world of sports and politics, which meets once a year (chaired by the IOC).
To find out more about the IOTC’s initiatives, visit its website.