WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus awarded Olympic Order by IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the Olympic Order to Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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The award was given to Dr. Tedros for his efforts in holding the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Olympic Order was presented by IOC President Thomas Bach at the Olympic House.
Dr. Tedros has been invited by President Bach to be the Guest of Honor at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The award recognizes Dr. Tedros' support in promoting cooperation between the IOC and WHO, in particular the Cooperation Agreement signed in 2020.
The IOC and WHO have collaborated on various initiatives, including the Let's Move campaign for Olympic Day.
About the Let's Move campaign
It stresses the importance of physical activity and regular exercise.
It highlights the benefits associated with regular exercise, such as improved physical fitness and mental health.
The campaign is in line with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Olympism365 strategy, which aims to increase access to sporting opportunities.
The Let's Move campaign supports the IOC's aim of increasing access to sport for people of all ages and backgrounds.
President Bach's special tribute to WHO:
President Bach presented the Olympic Cup in 2021 as a special honor to the WHO.
The award recognizes WHO's extraordinary efforts and important role in the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The cooperation between the IOC and WHO emphasizes the importance of sport for physical and mental well-being.
The Olympic Cup was established in 1906 by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the IOC.
It is the highest honor an organization can receive for promoting the ideals of the Olympic Movement.
International Olympic Committee:
Founded - 23 June 1894, Paris, France
Founders - Pierre de Coubertin and D. Bikélas
Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland
President - Thomas Bach
Director General - Christophe De Kepper
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