Peer walks from Greece to London for Olympic Truce


The Olympic Truce is an ancient tradition of nations observing ceasefires for the duration of the Games so that competitors can travel safely to and from the event.

After lobbying government, one member of the House of Lords is trying to raise the profile of the truce, by walking from Olympia in Greece to Westminster.

Michael Bates, Lord Bates of Langbaurgh, talks about the significance of the tradition a few hundred miles into his 3,500 mile (5,632 km) journey.

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