In a video message, IOC President Thomas Bach expressed his thanks to all the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and volunteers who every day help and support those who are in need of medical treatment and assistance.
In his message, President Bach also referred to the many athletes who are contributing to this tireless effort.
“Many members of the Olympic community and many Olympic athletes are part of your teams. They are working in hospitals and healthcare facilities. So even in these unprecedented times, sport gives hope,” said Bach.
On today’s #WorldHealthDay, we pay tribute to the ones who fight so hard against the COVID-19 pandemic. You are our true champions. – IOC President Thomas Bach #Olympics #StayHealthy @WHO @UN pic.twitter.com/U6QgjHgkA2
— Olympics (@Olympics) April 7, 2020