Piet Steele looks forward to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Posted On July 3, 2021
On June 24, Piet Steel, President of Special Olympics in Belgium and President of the Eurasia Center, spoke about the importance of the Olympic movement for international dialogue.
He said: “Sport is a universal language and phenomenon, transcending national, religious and cultural borders. As such, it can facilitate dialogue and communication between cultures. The objective of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to the construction of a peaceful and better world by educating the youth through the sport practiced in accordance with Olympism and its values.
Center Europe – Asia: Speech by HE Piet Steel on the importance of the Olympic movement.
Speaking of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, he recalled the unforgettable moment a Belgian woman won the gold medal in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“I am looking forward to the Olympic Winter Games in China and I am a fan of winter sports. Much like Special Olympics, both events show through the spirit of the sport how valuable interaction, dialogue and inclusion can be for everyone. Piet Steel added.