The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sent a letter of condolence to the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and the people of Ghana on the demise of ex-President Jerry John Rawlings.
In the letter signed by the IOC President Thomas Bach to Ben Nunoo Mensah, President of the GOC, he said President Rawlings was a true friend of sports. Below is the content of the letter.
It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings.
Please accept my sincere condolences to you, the Ghana Olympic Committee and the people of Ghana.
I am grateful for the fact that President Rawlings was a true friend of the sport during a time when Ghanaian athletes were performing at the highest level at the Olympic Games.
With deepest sympathy,