New IOC President Thomas Bach to Visit SPORTEL Today


Thomas Bach, the newly elected President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will be visiting SPORTEL on Tuesday 15 October in order to participate to the Golden Podium Ceremony alongside H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of SPORTEL. The Golden Podium Ceremony rewards the producers of the best sports sequences of the year. Thomas Bach will be presenting the IOC Grand Prize which rewards the best sport image that convey the Olympic values.

Thomas Bach, a German national, is the ninth President of the IOC. He succeeds Belgian Jacques Rogge who had occupied the post since 2001. This former fencer won an Olympic Gold Medal with the foil team at the Montreal Games in 1976. He joined the IOC in 1991.