The Olympic Truce is symbolised by the dove of peace with the traditional Olympic flame in the background.
In a world that is plagued by wars and animosity, the peace-dove symbol represents one of the IOC's ideals - to build a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal. The Olympic flame has brought friendship to all the people of the world through sharing and global togetherness. In the symbol, the flame is made up of colourful effervescent elements - reminiscent of festivities experienced in the celebration of the human spirit. These elements represent people of all races coming together for the observance of the Truce.