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.