- 30 Nov 2013
- IOC News
IOC President meets French President François Hollande
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today met French President François Hollande during a two-day visit to Paris.
The pair discussed the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and expectations for the French athletes, France’s commitment to the fight against doping and illegal betting in sport, and sports development in France. The French President discussed a potential Olympic bid for 2024.
The pair also touched on the upcoming inaugural International Day of Sport for Development and Peace organized jointly by the IOC and the United Nations, which will take place each year on 6 April.
Accompanying President Bach for the meeting at the Palais de l’Elysée were IOC Members in France Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet, and IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper.
On Friday, President Bach met with the Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf. They also discussed potential cooperation for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Later on Saturday, the President is scheduled to attend the Centennial Gala Dinner of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) at the Grand Palais.