The BBC reports that Olympics organisers are attempting to achieve world peace (during the fortnight of the London Olympics).
"Ministers are to consult on how the 2012 Olympics can be used as a catalyst to promote international peace.
They want to see how the ancient concept of an "Olympic truce", where signatories refrained from conflict during the Games, can be applied now.
Lord Mawhinney suggested there should be a direct link between peaceful conduct and taking part in the Games."
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics