Corinne Hunt, Leo Obstbaum and James Lee, 2010
The Truce Wall is a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Athletes’ Village. The truce was a tradition of the ancient Olympiads. The first Truce Wall was created for the 2004 Athens Games. The idea of the Olympic truce was resurrected in 1994 for the Games in Lillehammer, Norway. A Truce Wall has become a component of recent athlete villages. The wall is a symbol of the athletes’ commitment to peace and the ideals of the Olympic movement.
The 2010 Truce Wall was created for the athlete villages in Vancouver and Whistler and a version was created for the United Nations Building in New York City. The design is based on the medals created for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The wall also features the names of the athletes that committed to the truce.
The wall design and design of medals awarded to athletes are related. View this Youtube video to learn more about the design.