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OLYMPIC GAMES 4 ALL
ARISTOTELIONХs S O L E M N A P P E A L
launched in the occasion of the 5th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
and Young Ambassadors of Peace in Rome on 12 November 2004
and now
in the occasion of the entry into force of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 3 May 2008
and
in sight of Beijin 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

We, the young Ambassadors of Peace, along with the Nobel Laureates, Olympic Athletes and athletes of all
sports, men and women of science, art and peace;
Believing that the primary interest for humanity is to promote a culture of peace and non-violence through a permanent dialogue
amongst peoples aiming to prevent rather than to cease conflicts;
Convinced that in order to build a new culture of non-violence for mankind it is necessary to eliminate every sort of
discrimination, which is the cause of conflict;
Underlining the current division between the Olympic Games and the Para-lympic Games, and thus the Olympic Flame and the
Para-lympic Flame, the Olympic Education and the Para-lympic Education, the Olympic Athletes and the Para-Athletes and, therefore,
between persons with different abilities, but nonetheless with equal dignity, is an example of an anachronistic division and a dangerous
symbol of social discrimination;
Considering that the Olympic Games are supposed to unite humanity and the exclusion of the Para-Athletes from the Olympic
Games is a disvalue that contrasts with the principles set forth by the Olympic Charter and the Charter of the United Nations;
Contesting the opening proclamation of every Olympic Games which declares ТЙthe Olympic Games unite humanityЙУ and
stating that the Olympic Games do exactly the opposite through the discrimination of ТnormalУ and ТdisabledУ athletes;
We ask the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the United Nations:
that there be one, united Olympic Family, connected by a unique educational philosophy, realizing the
Olympic Games for everyone Р in simultaneous and distinct categories, for athletes without and with
disabilities - under the same symbols of unity and respect for all athletes as equals among equals,
instead of todayХs unacceptable misanthropic and anachronistic division, which is not educational at
all;
that during the unification process of the Olympic Family, the Olympic ТSacredУ Truce as proclaimed
through resolutions of the UN General Assembly be extended to the Paralympic Game period as well;
that Ambassadors of Peace, young peoples from all the world, get together with the aim of organizing
in Ancient Olympia (or anywhere else) the Olympic Games for ALL, consisting of some meaningful
disciplines in order to allow participation of ALL athletes: the men and women without disabilities and
the men and women with disabilities, without any kind of discrimination. The achievement of such a
ТutopicoУ, noble dream will remind the world leaders that this inevitable reality is an idea born in the
minds of young men and women willing to make the difference today. Because the Youth Olympic
Games must not imitate the Olympic Games and be a product of limited vision and minds used to
avoid true education among the todayХs young generations.
Women were discriminated from the Olympics for 28 centuries (because ТdifferentУ) and Wisdom
finally allowed their entry in the modern Olympic Games, occupying the vacant space especially
reserved for them. Why repeat the shameful mistake to discriminate once again, excluding the athletes
with disabilities from the Olympic Family? In a divided world it is the time for uniting solutions. It is
the time to unite the Olympic and Paralympic Committees into one and noble Committee.

This AristotelionХs Appeal has been undersigned from the Young Ambassadors of Peace of the cities of Rome, Atri, Selinunte,Thessaloniki, Bratislava; the Nobel Peace Laureates and Olympic Mentors: Joseph Rotblat, Betty Williams, Lech Walesa,William De Klerk, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Adolfo Esquivel, Mairead Corrigan Maguire; RobertKennedy junior, Kerry Kennedy; Tadatoshi Akiba, the Mayor of Hiroshima and President of Mayors of Peace; the OlympicMedalists Michele Maffei and Daniele Masala; and many more.

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