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2017 Action Plus  Pierre Teyssot

Katie Ormerod in action in Milan Credit 2017 Action Plus Pierre Teyssot

Today the United Nations General Assembly passed the truce by acclamation, continuing an Olympic tradition.

In a consensus action that included North Korea and South Korea, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution asking all nations to observe an "Olympic truce" during the 2018 Winter Games in February.

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.

Korean champion figure skater Kim Yu-na address the United Nations General Assembly after the country submitted a resolution calling for peace through sports and Olympic ideals on Monday at the UN headquarters in NY.

The draft resolution was presented to the UN General Assembly at their headquarters in NY.

"It is the dream of every athlete to compete at the Olympic Games", Bach said, appealing as an athlete not an administrator, in his speech before the GA.

The UN General Assembly has adopted a symbolic resolution calling for a truce around the period of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang.

"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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Lee said that PyeongChang is ready to "welcome the world" for the 2018 Olympics with all construction done and the Olympic Flame touring the country.

"The Olympic Charter states the goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity", she said.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have cast a shadow over the upcoming Winter Olympics, especially with. "Indeed PyeongChang represents the most honest efforts to cross borders between south and north and foster a peaceful environment".

In this photo captured from official UN footage, former South Korean figure skating champion Kim Yu-na addresses the UN General Assembly in NY on November 13, 2017. Two North Korean figure skaters have already qualified for the Games, but it is not known if they will compete.

The International Olympic Committee is urging North Korea to participate, which could help ease safety and security concerns about the Games arising from Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

However, in 2000 and 2004 North and South Korea jointly marched into the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games. "In our fragile world, polarization and mistrust are growing".

"We're incredibly excited about the Leyard technology we will be using for our coverage of the PyeongChang Games", said Michael Sheehan, coordinating director of NBC Olympics, in the announcement.

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