4 Updates
Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president

Sep 18 2013, 10:01am CDT | by IANS

Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters here Tuesday.

Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 — One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president

Sep 18 2013, 10:01am CDT | by IANS

Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters here Tuesday.

Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 — One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters here Tuesday.

Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper and the IOC directors. The day was capped with a reception for the IOC administration to welcome the new president and bid farewell to the former.

"President Bach and I were elected as IOC members at the same Session in 1991 in Birmingham, Great Britain," Rogge reminisced. "He is an Olympic champion, a team builder, a sports leader. And he knows he can rely on you. I tell you, you can also rely on him."

President Bach, who took the podium following a round of applause for the outgoing president, joked that he had received "a lot of advice - or instructions" from his predecessor over the last few days, drawing a hearty chuckle and reproaching gesture from Rogge. "It doesn't matter what you call it, I'll follow it anyway," Bach responded.

The 59-year-old German is no stranger to the IOC headquarters or Lausanne, having spent 22 years as an IOC member and the last eight years on the IOC Executive Board. He was also the founding president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), a post he resigned from Sep 16.

"One man alone or a group alone can never be successful. It always depends on the entire team - each and every person," Bach said.

"This is why I am looking to the future with great confidence. I have a really great team in front of me. I want you to continue to be a part of the team and to continue to contribute to build on the same successful path we have been on."

President Bach's first official trip will be to Olympia, Greece, Sep 29 for the ceremony of lighting the Olympic flame, marking the start of the Olympic Torch Relay for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
4

Tweets

 
 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Volunteers: “The lifeblood of the Olympic Games”

Aug 28 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: olympic

Whether it was the 2,191 volunteers at the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952, or the 70,000 at the London Games in 2012, volunteers from around the world are essential to the success of the Games. London 2012 - volunteer Games Makers in the Olympic stadium. Often clad in eye-catching uniforms to make them easy to spot for spectators, Olympic volunteers help bring every edition of the Games to life, while also working tirel ...
Source: olympic   Full article at: olympic
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Vincent Defrasne: Helping to inspire a new generation

Jul 25 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: olympic

What is your fondest memory of the three editions of the Olympic Games you took part in?I’d obviously have to say the Turin Games and the gold I won in the pursuit. It was a very intense experience. I’m not just thinking about that day, 18 February 2006, in Cesana San-Sicario, but about everything that allowed me to get there, which was an extraordinary four-year journey. Then there was the relay bronze I won at Salt Lake City 2002. We had won the world title the previous year and we pr ...
Source: olympic   Full article at: olympic
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past records, the current form of the players and the level of competition they will face at the upcoming Asian Games starting here Friday, things will not be any different this time as well.
 
 
Tennis' Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis' Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) by 25 percent to over $2 million annually in order to assist the development of the sport worldwide.
 
 
China beat Chinese Taipei in Asiad women's football
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) China beat Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the Asian Games women's football tournament here Thursday.
 
 
Iva Majoli completes line-up for WTA Legends Event
St. Petersburg (US), Sep 18 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association named former French Open champion, Iva Majoli, as the fourth and final player for the legends event at the BNP Paribas Finals Singapore, starting Oct 20.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Jay Z, Beyonce renew wedding vows
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Singers Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles, who have been surrounded by rumours that their marriage is in trouble, reportedly renewed their wedding vows when the latter celebrated her 33rd birthday...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jessica Simpson is 'done' having kids
Jessica Simpson is ''done'' having children. The 34-year-old star and her new husband Eric Johnson already have two-year-old daughter Maxwell and 14-month-old son Ace together and they are adamant they don't want to add...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had posters of 'beautiful women' on wall
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley used to have posters of ''beautiful women'' hung on her bedroom wall. The 27-year-old star, who is dating Jason Statham, admits she's never been one to have pictures of hunky men stuck up...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lauren Conrad found picking bridesmaids 'fun'
Lauren Conrad thought it was ''fun'' choosing her bridesmaids for her wedding. The 28-year-old designer tied the knot with 34-year-old William Tell in California earlier this month and she admits she's glad she had 10...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jackson Rathbone feared death after plane explosion
Jackson Rathbone feared for his life after the engine of his plane exploded in the air today (09.18.14). The 'Twilight' star, 29, was convinced he, his wife Sheila Hafsadi, and their two-year-old son Monroe were about...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
13 killed in bomb attacks in Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Thursday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden car into a checkpoint...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Scottish referendum polls end, huge turnout reported
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Polling in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country have closed and counting is under way, BBC reported. Counting will be carried out...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Parliamentarians urges EU to cut off IS resources
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Parliament Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to enforce sanctions against business bodies related to the Islamic State (IS) in a bid to cut off its resources. The creation and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sharon Osbourne slit her wrist to prove love
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne says, back in her rocker girl days, she slit her wrist to prove her love for Ozzy Osbourne. The 61-year-old star has revealed she was hospitalised after cutting...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank
This projected loss will be the medium-term impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on these countries, Xinhua reported. A statement issued from the World Bank's Ghana office responsible for both...
Read more on Business Balla