Today International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a minor change in the Olympic motto that makes a big difference. The change adds the word “TOGETHER” after “Faster, Higher, Stronger” with a dash. That means Faster, Higher, and Stronger but together.
Their TOGETHER is for solidarity, IOC President Thomas Bach explained the change “Solidarity fuels our mission to make the world a better place through sport. We can only go faster, we can only aim higher, we can only become stronger by standing together — in solidarity.”
The change was approved by IOC members unanimously. The earlier Olympic motto was adopted in 1984.
After the vote, President Bach stressed the importance of solidarity within the Olympic Movement and beyond: “We want to put a strong focus on solidarity. That’s what the word ‘together’ means — solidarity.”
World School Games Federation appreciates the change that will showcase solidarity through sports.