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  • By the Book: Cultural Olympiad


    (ATR) Diversity is the primary aspect in the cultural Olympiads of the 2012 bid cities. Each city promises to not only emphasize their cultures, but also to promote others.

    Cultural Olympiad Statements:

    Paris: To â??inspire and involve the citizens of Paris and the Ile-de-France Region, offering new cultural discoveries.â?

    New York: To â??celebrate the ability of cultures to maintain their distinctive identities while connecting to create something startling and new.â?

    London: To â??emphasize voyage and discovery; creativity and diversity; individual endeavor within the community; and peace and respect for the planet.â?

    Madrid: To â??launch a new project in cultural and sporting relations, fully committed to revitalizing Olympism and the Olympic World, embracing the understanding of different cultures in the world to its international projection through sport over the coming years.â?

    Moscow: To â??combine both the well-known and also surprising aspects of Russian culture with various cultural traditions and expressions from around the world.â?

    By the Book is a daily feature for Around the Rings.Com readers. From now until June 3, weâ??ll post daily updates at with side-by-side comparisons of the five 2012 cities drawn from the bid books submitted to the IOC.

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