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U.N. secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

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He should be a bit more precise. When exactly to stop and when it is free for all again.

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And just why was Rio selected for the O? "Lay down your weapons" does not sound very promising at all. I continue to think the best solution is to always hold the Summer Olympics in Greece and the Winter in somewhere with snow. Build the greatest venue possible and keep using it. Leave the rest of the shoddy world alone. Just witness the coniptions Tokyo is going through. Fukushima disaster victims still unhoused, multiple construction projects on hold due to all workers in the Olympics building gig.

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The 193-member U.N. General Assembly has passed resolutions since 1993 calling for an Olympic truce, but countries continue fighting wars whether the Olympics are on or not.

So, this is news then...?

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