Zagreb, November, 17. 2015. - (Hina/COC) – Immediately after the tragic event in Paris, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach has condemned the terrorist attack and ordered the lowering of the Olympic flag to half-mast.

"These attacks are deeply shocking. The IOC condemns these barbaric and cowardly acts. This is not only an attack on the people of France and Paris, this is an attack on humanity and all humanitarian and Olympic Values. We stand united with all people from all around the globe. In these dark times, we should remember the unifying power of sport to unite people and communities and to bring peace and reconciliation.  Today all people of goodwill will say: We are all French”, said Bach who has sent a letter of condolence to the French President François Hollande.

On behalf of the Croatian Olympic Family, the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and Secretary General Zlatko Mateša and Josip Čop have also sent a letter of condolence to the French Olympic Committee and people of France.