Mr Isidoros Kouvelos – Dr Thomas Bach

The President of the International Olympic Academy, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, met the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach in Lausanne

The President of the International Olympic Academy, Mr Isidoros Kouvelos, met the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach in Lausanne immediately after the meeting with the Olympic Truce Committee.

President Bach accepted the proposal of Mr Kouvelos and he will be hosted at the IOA premises in Ancient Olympia during the Lightning Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the Rio Games on April 20 and 21, 2016.

The IOC Vice-President, Mr Zaiquing Yu, from China, as well as the President of the Organizing Committee “Rio 2016”, Mr Carlos Nuzman, will also be hosted at the IOA premises.

During the meeting on the Olympic Truce, President Nuzman confirmed to Thomas Bach and Isidoros Kouvelos the presence of the Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rousseff in Olympia on April 20 and 21 for the Lightning Ceremony of the Olympic Flame.