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 Athletes share messages to keep us #HEALTHYTogether There has never been a greater need for global solidarity and hope during this time of unprecedented challenges and change as the whole world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice, and to the climate crisis. — Guterres  International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations have launched a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether.  This marked one of the highlights of the OLYMPIC DAY. On the occasion, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that there has never been a greater need for global solidarity and hope during this time of unprecedented challenges and change as the whole world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice, and to the climate crisis. Guterres stated this in his media statement to commemorate Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, that featured the intent of the WHO and IOC to work together for the common good. He said Olympic athletes will help deliver important public health information, to inspire people to adopt or continue behaviour that will curtail the pandemic and provide information that promotes physical and mental health. The partnership kicks off today with Olympians around the world showcasing various exercises to stay healthy during this time. A statement from the WHO headquarters in Geneva reveals that  Olympic movement and its athletes have always brought out the best in humanity, and the United Nations is pleased to work with the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization in calling on people everywhere to unite and be  #HEALTHYTogetherOn  Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic athletes will spotlight the global collaboration needed to stay healthy and reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19. A WHO survey showed that many people who had severe COVID-19 disease were already living with or at risk for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The results emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle including being physically active, having a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol. “We are pleased to partner with the International Olympic Committee to spread important health messages that will save lives. Olympians will help us advocate for healthier populations to ensure that people are as…

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