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Olympic motto may be altered, IOC President says

The Olympic motto "Faster - Higher - Stronger" was approved by the first Olympic Congress in 1894
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach EPA-EFE/LAURENT GILLIERON
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach
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MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. The Olympic motto "Faster - Higher - Stronger" may be altered in three months, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said at a press conference.

The motto was approved by the first Olympic Congress in 1894.

"I made the proposal to add to the Olympic motto of <…> ‘Faster - Higher - Stronger’ [the word] ‘Together.’ And we discussed this idea today at the Executive Board. <…> We will now turn again to the IOC members asking for their comments and then, depending on the outcome of this consultation, may come with proposal for a change of the Olympic Charter at the IOC session in Tokyo <…> three months from now," he said.