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Bach calls for ‘solidarity’ as Beijing 2022 closes

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach speaks at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach called for “solidarity and peace” during his speech at the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which ended yesterday (Sunday).

Bach, speaking amid the ongoing threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, said: “[The] unifying power of the Olympic Games is stronger than the forces that want to divide us...may the political leaders around the world be inspired by your example of solidarity and peace.”

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