Tunisian Olympic Committee recognises athlete efforts in fight against pandemic

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The Tunisian National Olympic Committee recognised the efforts of athletes and medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An award was given to 80 doctors, nurses, past and current athletes who contributed to the coronavirus awareness campaign.

This included Mexico City 1968 Olympic 10,000 metre champion Mohamed Gammoudi and London 2012 steeplechase gold medallist Habiba Ghribi.

Fencer Ines Boubakri and wrestler Marwa Amri, both Olympic bronze medallists at Rio 2016, were among other athletes to be recognised.

CNOT President Mehrez Boussayene also presented the award to Minister of Health Abdellatif El Mekki, Minister of Youth and Sport Ahmed Gaaloul and the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Tunisia, Yves Souteyr.

Among other events celebrating Olympic Day was a photo exhibition on the history of the Olympic Movement in Tunisia.

Photos were shown of Tunisia’s participation in the Olympic Games since Rome 1960.