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Prince Faisal Opens Sochi Camp

  October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am by

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, IOC member from Jordan and the founder of Generations For Peace, opened on October 1st, 2010 the first European camp of Generations For Peace in the Russian city of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Generations For Peace Sochi brings together 57 leaders of youth from 11 European and Central Asian countries that have been involved in various forms of conflict.

At the opening ceremony, Prince Faisal said: “I cannot stress enough what an honour it is to be welcomed to the city that has been chosen by the IOC to host the next Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This is the first time ever an organisation like Generations For Peace has collaborated so closely with an OCOG; the first time ever we have had this fantastic opportunity to celebrate with such unity our shared belief in the supreme importance of the Olympic values we all hold so dear; of respect and tolerance; fair play and teamwork; peace, understanding and reconciliation.”

His Highness was accompanied by his wife, Princess Sarah Al Faisal, the Chief Executive of Generations for Peace, who said: “This is a very exciting period in the evolution of Generations For Peace. At our sixth camp in Amman this June, we extended our family to include a third continent when we welcomed our first ever European delegates. These delegates have already started touching the lives of young people in their home countries and territories. And over the next fortnight, this first European camp will provide a solid foundation for others to join them: to reach out in greater numbers than ever before to those whose lives have been devastated by conflict.”

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