New International Olympic Committee president selected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday September 10, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Thomas Bach has been elected president of the International Olympic Committee.

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 Tuesday's secret balloting. He secured a winning majority in the second round.

A former Olympic fencing gold medalist, Bach becomes the ninth president in the 119-year history of the IOC. He is the eighth European to hold the presidency.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223168771 - wrdw.com/a?a=223168771
Gray Television, Inc.