IOC President Thomas Bach was in Wroclaw, Poland, on Thursday for the opening ceremony of the World Games.
Speaking at a fantastic opening ceremony he said the World Games were a “celebration of the diversity of sport and its values”.
“The World Games are a confirmation of the power of sport to unite us all," added the President, before declaring the Games open.
President Bach was welcomed to the Games by International World Games Association President and IOC member José Perurena.
During his stay in Wroclaw, President Bach attended a number of World Games events, meeting sports climbing and roller sports competitors.
Also in Wroclaw were IOC member in Poland Irena Szewinska, WADA President Sir Craig Reedie and IOC member in Israel Alex Gilady.