IOC President Thomas Bach re-elected for additional four years

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been re-elected for an additional four-year term at the 137th IOC Session.

The Olympic champion, who won gold as part of the West German foil fencing team at the Olympic Games of Montreal 1976, won re-election on Wednesday with 93 yes votes and one no out of 94 total valid votes.

President Bach was first elected IOC President in Buenos Aires in 2013 for an eight-year term. That term will end on the last day of the Tokyo 2020 Games on 8 August 2021 with his second term beginning immediately after, concluding in 2025.

“Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming vote of confidence and trust. “For me, this is even more overwhelming considering the many reforms and the many difficult decisions we had to take which affected all of us» the German said following his re-election.