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Mr Thomas BACH

Mr Thomas BACH

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

Lawyer and founder of own law firm (1993-2013); Chairman or member of various supervisory boards until 2013; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Michael Weinig AG Tauberbischofsheim (Germany) (1998-)

Sports practised
Fencing, tennis, football

Sports career
Olympic champion, fencing, men’s foil team, Montreal 1976; World Champion, fencing, men’s foil team, Montreal 1976, Buenos Aires 1977; 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) (2006-2013); Chairman of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) (2013-)

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 (2014-2015); 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); Coordinator of the Working Group “Role of the IOC” of the “IOC 2000” Commission (1999); Remuneration Working Group (2004); Chair of the board of directors of the Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-)