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Thomas Bach unopposed in bid for second term as IOC president

Published : Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 at 12:00 AM  Count : 88

LAUSANNE, DEC 1: Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday.
Bach, a 66-year-old German lawyer, is set to be confirmed for a second and final four-year term at an IOC session in March in Athens.
The next term for the IOC presidency will start after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will now take place from July 23-Aug 8, 2021, having been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bach, who won gold for West Germany in the foil fencing team event at the 1976 Olympics, was elected an IOC member at the age of 37 and went on to play a series of influential roles within the organisation, notably as a founding member of the IOC's Athletes' Commission, before being elected its ninth president.    -AFP




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