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IOC Joins in Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the World Health Organization


Sep 17, 2023

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be honoring the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) by participating in the Walk the Talk New York: Health for All Challenge on September 17th. This commemorative ceremony will be attended by esteemed individuals such as IOC President Thomas Bach and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The Health for All Challenge aims to promote unity and encourage people to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.

During the event, Mr. Bach expressed the significance of sport in bringing people together as a family while emphasizing equality and joy that it brings to our lives. He further highlighted the role of sports in leading a healthy lifestyle, stating that engaging in physical activities contributes to the well-being of both the mind and body. As a long-standing partner of the WHO, the IOC acknowledges and celebrates the organization’s 75th anniversary.

Walk the Talk New York has been a recurring event since 2019, allowing individuals to participate by running, walking, or using assistive devices along a 6-kilometer route in Central Park. The event brings together UN delegates, member states, and athletes to engage in physical activity on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly. Renowned athletes like Paul Tergat, Kenya National Olympic Committee President, and WHO Goodwill Ambassadors Didier Drogba and Cynthia Germanotta attended the event. American B-girl Sunny Choi represented the breaking competition, which will make its debut in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Walk the Talk New York event was also enlivened by the presence of well-known entertainers such as hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh and Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Kay. The Global Scrubs Choir, a group of singing healthcare workers, showcased their talents, further highlighting the importance of healthcare in promoting overall well-being.

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