Yoko Ono performed at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, wearing white, like many of the others who performed during the ceremony, to symbolize the snow that makes the Winter Olympics possible. She read a free verse poem from a prepared script calling for peace in the world. The poem was an intro to a performance of the song “Imagine”, Lennon’s anthem to world peace, sung by Peter Gabriel.


You may think: “Well, how are we going to get one billion people in the world to Think PEACE?”
Because if one billion people in the world Think PEACE, we will get PEACE.
Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world.

Power works in mysterious ways
You don’t have to do much
Visualise the domino effect and just start thinking PEACE.
The message will circulate faster than you think.

It’s Time For Action.
The Action is PEACE.
Spread the word.
Spread PEACE.

As my husband and partner, John Lennon said:
“Imagine all the people living life in peace.”

I love you.

Yoko Ono
10 Feb 2006
At the opening ceremony for The 2006 XX Winter Olympic Games

XX Olympic Winter Games