Tokyo Olympics: “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together”, Olympic Motto Gets Covid-Era Makeover


The Olympic motto “Faster, Higher, Stronger” was once up to date to “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together” on Tuesday to mirror solidarity across the world at the time of Covid-19. The International Olympic Committee approved the change at its session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed final year and were in danger of cancellation over the pandemic. “We see far and wide the collaborative effort bringing faster and better solutions than working in silos,” said IOC president Thomas Bach as the proposal received unanimous backing. “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” or “Citius, Altius, Fortius” in Latin, has been the Olympic motto since 1894, when it was once adopted at the birth of the IOC at the suggestion of the body’s founder, Pierre de Coubertin.

We move forward when we move together.

Introducing the new Olympic motto: Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together. #StrongerTogether

— Olympics (@Olympics) July 20, 2021

The Latin version of the new motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Communiter.”

One after the other, ski mountaineering was once approved as an extra sport for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games.


‘Ski-mo’ involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, depending on the steepness, and then descending on skis, and is especially popular in Italy.

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