Feb 16, 2019 | 146
2020 marks the year the YOG come "home" to the Olympic capital.
Elements surrounding the Olympic rings offer a wink to 2 concepts upon which the Olympic House is based:
- Movement, referring to athletes & sports performance
- Peace, also referring to friendship & respect for others & themselves
Respect for the environment is integrated both through the "integration" concept of the Olympic house (the ecological environment) and through bringing the event at the doorstep of IOC co-workers and neighbours (sport & society)
Symbolically there is no better place to send out the leaders of tomorrow, the sports ambassadors than from the "home" base / the capital of the Olympic Movement.
And after all homecoming is a festive event bringing experience with you (from abroad),
just like the YOG are an opportunity to share and celebrate the cultures of the world in a festive atmosphere.