Olympic Movement pays respect to Mandela

IOC President Thomas Bach has called on all 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to honour Nelson Mandela by flying their flags at half-mast on the day of his funeral, Sunday 15 December.

Bach said  “President Mandela was a hero of humanity and a great friend of the Olympic Movement.”


The Olympic Council of Ireland as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ireland will fly its flag at half mast over this weekend.




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