Olympic diplomacy

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Olympic diplomacy refers to the use of the Olympic Games as a means of promoting international cooperation, fostering goodwill between nations, and advancing diplomatic goals. The modern Olympic Games were founded in 1896 with the aim of promoting peace and understanding between nations through sport, and Olympic diplomacy builds on this tradition by using the games as a platform for diplomatic engagement.

One of the key features of Olympic diplomacy is the gathering of athletes from around the world to compete in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. In addition to the athletic competitions, the Olympic Games often involve a range of diplomatic and cultural events, such as the opening and closing ceremonies, cultural festivals, and meetings between heads of state or other government officials.