The death of Queen Elizabeth II is sad news for everyone. Her good soul, willingness to help, and love for everyone made her a favorite among the people. One of those who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II is the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
The Queen was a great supporter of the Olympic Committee and was ready to help at any moment. “With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have lost a great supporter of sport and the Olympic Movement,” Bach told an IOC Executive Board meeting on Friday, a quoted by eurosport.com
“Her Majesty was the only head of state to declare open two editions of the Olympic Games and was already present at the Olympic Games London 1948.
“As patron of the British Olympic Association, she provided invaluable advice and help to the Olympic community." She was also part of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
The queen was very fond of sports and enjoyed it "Whenever one could see her attending a sports event, you could feel her appreciation of sport and how much joy it brought her," added Bach.
“She was herself an accomplished equestrian.
“This enjoyment of sport and her wonderful sense of humour were clearly represented in her appearance at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games London 2012, where her participation in the world-famous video sketch will be remembered fondly by everyone who saw it.
“Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and in particular our IOC colleague, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and all the members of the Olympic community in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth”.
Many people from the world of sports also expressed their condolence. One of them is Antonio Conte, the football coach, who even visited Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “For sure what happened in the last few days in England is something extraordinary.
Unfortunately, the Queen died,” Conte told reporters as quoted by eurosport.com
“Honestly, on Thursday, we were all sad because we are talking about a person that her service for this country was outstanding. I think that in this moment there is big sadness in the country for this and [I was] living this atmosphere in London.
“On Friday I went to Buckingham Palace like a normal person, because I am normal person!
I did it with a hat [on], to live this situation because I think for sure we will remember this for the rest of our lives”.