Olympism is grounded on three values: excellence, friendship and respect.
It may seem straightforward but it's not - any athlete will tell you that!
Whether it's our children or us as adults, it takes excellence to extend the true hand of friendship which births respect.
Together, these birth our love for diversity and our appreciation for our shared humanity.
The Olympic Movement is that reminder.
From all of us at ONOC, we wish you a very auspicious Chinese New Year as we welcome the Year of the Ox!
The ox symbolises patience, commitment to cause, diligent progress, a few of the important things we need reminding of as we seek fitness, nutrition, good physical and mental health during this COVID-19 pandemic.