WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus awarded Olympic Order by IOC

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WHO-Director-General-Tedros-Ghebreyesus-awarded-Olympic-Order-by-IOCThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the Olympic Order to Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

An Overview of the News

  • 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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