IOC chief thanks President Kovind for co-sponsoring UN Olympic Truce Resolution

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has thanked President Ram Nath Kovind for co-sponsoring the United Nation Olympic Truce Resolution.

In keeping with the tradition dating back to the original Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia in 776 BC, the resolution will aim to ensure a halt to all hostilities, allowing the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Bach in a letter addressed to the Indian President expressed gratitude for Indian government’s active support for the Olympic Games by co-sponsoring the UN Olympic Truce Resolution.

The resolution entitled Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, was adopted in the United Nation General Assembly on December 9.

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