Thomas Bach

LAUSANNE: Sportification of cities - or how cities around the world can become playgrounds to bring people closer to sport, was the theme of this year's edition of the Smart Cities and Sport Summit held in Lausanne.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach opened the Summit on Tuesday in the presence of Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, Lausanne Mayor Grégoire Junod and Lillehammer Mayor Ingunn Trosholmen. Bach shared the Olympic Movement's vision of how cities' initiatives can bring sport closer to the people, and how this is essential in building a healthier society.

Oct 03, 2022 18:10
During the International Summit on Sport, held at the Vatican on 29 and 30 September, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach joined Pope Francis and other leaders from major sports and inter-governmental organisations in signing a new declaration to foster inclusion and access to sport for all.
Mar 11, 2021 18:03
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has re-elected Thomas Bach for an additional four-year term as IOC president. 
Jan 28, 2021 17:01
LAUSANNE: Following Wednesday’s International Olympic Committee executive board (EB) meeting, IOC president Thomas Bach reiterated the IOC’s commitment to delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer. 
Dec 01, 2020 19:12
LAUSANNE: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will be the only candidate for the presidential election to be held during the 137th IOC Session in Athens in March 2021, it was announced Tuesday. As decided by the IOC executive board, the elected president will take office after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
Mar 24, 2020 18:03
TOKYO: Bowing to the inevitable, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach announced Tuesday that the Tokyo 2020 Games would be postponed; an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 26, 2019 14:06
LAUSANNE: As the International Olympic Committee celebrated its 125th anniversary, IOC president Thomas Bach reiterated Tuesday that the vision and dreams of Pierre de Coubertin have “stood the test of time”, and that as we face an age of global crisis, “the values of the Olympic Games are as relevant now as they were then”.
Jun 19, 2019 15:06
NEW DELHI: Acting on expected lines now that the elections are done and dusted, the Union government has tendered an unconditional guarantee to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) clearing the path for international tournaments to return to India.
Apr 21, 2018 18:04
MUMBAI: In a significant development, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, backed by IOA president Narindra Batra and International Olympic Committee member Nita Ambani, has informed IOC president Thomas Bach that Mumbai would be put forth as a candidate city to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2026 and 2032 Olympics.
Apr 20, 2018 16:04
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday met International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and promised him of the country’s commitment to clean sports, saying the ministry has zero tolerance for substance abuse or cheating.
Mar 27, 2018 18:03
NEW DELHI: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will meet the newly-elected members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) executive board during his brief visit to New Delhi between April 18 to April 20.  Also visiting India during the period will be Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, president Association of National Olympic Committees and president Olympic Council of Asia.