Home > The IOC > Members > Mr Thomas BACH

Mr Thomas BACH

Mr Thomas BACH

Thomas BACH
Entry in the IOC 1991
Country GER (Germany)
Born 29 December 1953, WÜRZBURG
Education
Law and Politics, higher degree in Law, University of Würzburg; Doctor iuris utriusque degree

Career
Chairman of the board of the Michael Weinig AG Company (Germany); Chairman or member of various companies’ boards; President of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e.V.

Sports practised
Fencing, tennis, football

Sports career
Olympic champion, fencing (foil) team at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976; 1976 and 1977 world champion fencing foil team; winner of the 1978 European Cup of Champions; numerous national championship titles

Sports administration
Elected spokesman of the German athletes; athletes’ spokesman at the XI Olympic Congress in Baden-Baden (1981); Supervisory Board member of the FIFA 2006 World Cup Organising Committee; Chairman of the Board of trustees of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 Organising Committee; Founding President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

Publications
Various publications on law, economics, and sports

IOC History
Member (1996-2000) of the IOC Executive Board then Vice-President (2000-2004) and re-elected as Vice-President (2006-2013); IOC President (2013-); Chair of the following Commissions: Evaluation for the XIX Olympic Winter Games (1994-1995), Evaluation for the Games of XXVIII Olympiad (1995-1997), Juridical (2002-2014), Sport and Law (2002-2014), TV Rights and New Media (2014-); member of the following Commissions: Athletes’ (1981-1988), Press (1985-1988), Marketing (1992-2014), Juridical (1993-2001), Olympic Collectors (1994-1997), Olympic Movement (1996-1999), Sport and Law (as Athletes’ representative, 1995-2001), TV Rights and New Media (2002-2014), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002); Remuneration Working Group (2004); coordinator of the Working Group “Role of the IOC” of the “IOC 2000” Commission (1999)