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Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, keeping the powerful sports body in European hands.Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body.
Bach, the long-time favorite, defeated five rival candidates in the secret balloting. He received 49 votes in the second round to secure a winning majority. Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico finished second with 29 votes.
Ser Miang Ng has served as a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2009 and is a candidate to become the next IOC president in an election to be held at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on September 10, 2013.
Wrestling is back in the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee voted in favour of it re-inclusion with 49 of a possible 95 votes while opponents Baseball/Softball received 24 votes and Squash earned 22. The decision was made at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.
New International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will tomorrow begin resigning from his other positions, including as head of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he has told insidethegames.
Former World Anti-Doping Agency President Dick Pound could be set for a return to frontline sports politics after putting himself forward as a candidate to stand for election to the ruling Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee here...
All the portents, predictions and smart money were rewarded here today as Thomas Bach was voted in as new president of the International Olympic Committee on a climactic last day of the movement’s 125th session [congress] in the Hilton Hotel in the capital of Argentina.
Sergey Bubka is the president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and Vice-President of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Bubka is a member of the International Olympic Committee, where he previously served on the IOC athletes commission. He is also one of Peace and Sport’s 54 ‘Champions of Peace’.
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