Yunus Centre Press Release (23 January, 2017)
The President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach presents a specially autographed Olympic torch from Rio Olympics 2016 to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on January 23, 2017 as a token of thanks for his participation as a torch-bearer in the Rio Olympics last year.
Davos, January 23.
In his final day in Davos, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited to a lunch by President of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach to discuss further about collaboration between Yunus Centre and IOC to mainstream social business within IOC especially focused on athletes particularly retired athletes through sports clubs, sports federations and National Olympic Committees. Mr Bach also invited Yunus as his special guest to the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Korea in February 2018. He presented an Olympic torch from Rio Olympics of 2016 to Yunus specially autographed by him by way of thanks for Yunus's participation as a torch-bearer in the Rio Olympics. It may be recalled that during Rio Olympics Yunus addressed all the members of the IOC as the keynote speaker at their annual meeting in Rio in July 2016. He was invited to attend the Olympic Games in Rio as a special guest of the IOC President.