celebrate humanity

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A slogan used in the later 1990s by the International Olympic Committee to encapsulate its principles and ideals. The combination of celebration and universalism that is evoked in the slogan can be seen as a form of reductionism that misrepresents the nature of the social and political world, the stress on the all-embracing notion of ‘humanity’ diverting attention from the social and cultural realities of a complex, and often conflict-ridden, world.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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