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UN and IOC sign accord on sport for peace

UNITED NATIONS – (AP) — The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee signed an agreement Monday to use the power of sports to promote peace and economic development, a move that strengthens collaboration between two of the world’s major organizations. IOC President Thomas Bach told a U.N. event celebrating the strengthened relationship that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was right when he said “Olympic principles are United Nations principles.” He pointed to the U.N. and Olympic charters, which both call for international cooperation to promote peace, a better life for people around the world and preserving human dignity. “Yes sport can change the world but it cannot…