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Lord Michael Bates walked nearly 3000 miles over the course of 299 days to promote peace during the 2012 London Olympics. (AP)
Lord Michael Bates walked nearly 3000 miles over the course of 299 days to promote peace during the 2012 London Olympics. (AP)

Lord Michael Bates recently arrived in London. That would normally not be much of a story, as the House of Lords, where Bates is employed, is located there. However, his arrival in London this week marked the end of a 3000-mile journey. A journey he made on foot.

Lord Bates began his walk in Olympia, Greece on April 22. Bill Littlefield asked him the only appropriate question, why he would do such a thing.

"I had become very interested in an instrument of the United Nations called the Olympic Truce," Bates said.  "It's a resolution of the United Nations which calls on signatories to observe the period of peace and reconciliation during the timing of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I thought that it would be a great thing, if for London 2012, we could try for the first time to implement that."

This segment aired on February 18, 2012.

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