The phrase “collectively” after a hyphen has been added to the sooner motto, which was made up of three Latin phrases — Citius, Altius, Fortius, translating to “Faster Higher Stronger” in English.
The proposal to incorporate the phrase collectively was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the physique’s Executive Board (EB) in April.
Bach had steered the motto ought to develop into “sooner, larger, stronger – collectively” in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
“I made this proposal to specific this want of solidarity to develop into sooner, to have the ability to goal larger, to develop into stronger, for this we should be collectively, it means we want solidarity,” Bach had mentioned throughout an IOC session in March.
The motto now reads ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius – Communis’ in Latin.