Thomas Bach to stand for re-election as IOC president

Thomas Bach will again stand for re-election as International Olympic Committee’s president. Bach has confirmed his intention to run for a second term as President of the IOC.

Bach, who became IOC President in 2013, said he would stand for re-election at next year’s IOC Session in Athens during his speech at the first virtual Session today.

It is likely the German, who is eligible to hold the top office in sport for a further four years once his first term finishes in 2021, will run unopposed.

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The 66-year-old German was first elected in 2013 for an eight-year term and is eligible for one further term of four years after that.
“If you the IOC members want, I am ready to run for a second term as IOC president and to continue to serve you and this Olympic movement, which we all love so much, for another four years,” he told an IOC session held by video conference.
Bach is a former Olympic fencer who won a gold medal for West Germany in the team foil event at the 1976 Games in Montreal.