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Chinese sculptor dotes Pierre de Coubertin statue to IOC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Lausanne, Jan 17: Chi's world-renowned sculptor Wu Weishan presented a Pierre de Coubertin statue as a gift to the Intertiol Olympic Committee (IOC) here.

The ceremony, held at the IOC headquarters building on Monday, was attended by IOC President Thomas Bach. Pierre de Coubertin is the father of modern Olympics, reports Xinhua.

On behalf of the IOC, Bach expressed his appreciation to Professor Wu and awarded him an IOC Presidential trophy.

"Your work is a masterpiece," said Bach. "You are like Olympic athletes, always striving for excellence and setting yourself no limits. That's why I think the trophy fits you very well," Bach added. IANS

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