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–March 2016

Lord Bates’ 3000 km (1865 mile)  ‘Walk for the Olympic Truce’ from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to raise awareness for the UN Olympic truce and to raise funds for Unicef:

British polictian Rt Hon Lord (Michael) Bates (54)  and a Minister of State in the Home Office is setting out on a 3000 km (1865 mile) solo-walk from Buenos Aires host city for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro host city of the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

The walk will take almost five months to complete and the route will take Michael through four countries–Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.

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