"The Olympic Truce," by Rosa Serra (bronze & marble, 2001), UN headquarters, New York

"The Olympic Truce," by Rosa Serra (bronze & marble, 2001), UN headquarters, New York

Dedication ceremony hosted by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, May 2001

Dedication ceremony hosted by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, May 2001

The Olympic Truce in Statuary

The Foundation landmarks the Truce’s primary message through gifts of monuments. 

Two pieces were commissioned and created by Rosa Serra, renowned artist & 

Official Sculptor of the International Olympic Committee

 

"THe Olympic Truce"

The dedication of this landmark statue was made by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in the company of International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, American sports philanthropist Irwin Belk and other dignitaries. On the occasion of an International Olympic Truce Foundation meeting at the UN in May of 2001.  

Several months later, the monument was sent on to Lausanne, Switzerland for permanent exhibit in the International Olympic Committee Headquarters' Sculpture Gardens.

 

"Olympic Truce," by Rosa Serra (bronze & marble, 2006)

"Olympic Truce," by Rosa Serra (bronze & marble, 2006)

"Olympic Truce"

The Foundation gifted a second monument, to the US Olympic Headquarters & Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on 23 June 2006, Olympic Day.

It's permanently landmarked in the center of the campus, as a focal point of the Olympic Movement. This is a photo made with the Mongolian National Wrestling Team (of 2013) during their training and competing at the Center.