"Olympic Anthem" Music by Spyros Samaras Poem by K. Palamas

Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.

Manuscript score by the composer, also containing the text of the poem
The Olympic Anthem constitutes an inherent element of the Olympic Protocol. It is played during the raising and the lowering of the Olympic flag, sung in various languages, and broadcast to billions of viewers worldwide. Along with the other symbols of the Games (the flag, the flame, etc.) it constitutes an organic unit that helps convey the philosophy of the Olympic Movement, based on fundamental universal ethical principles.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Country: Greece
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