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Tuesday, December 01, 2020
IOC President Thomas Bach Set to e Re-Elected

Thomas Bach is set to be re-elected President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unopposed next year after the organization confirmed the German as the sole candidate for the role.

Bach, who became IOC President in 2013, confirmed he will stand for a second term during the virtual Session in July.

It had been widely expected that Bach would stand unopposed, and the IOC confirmed he was the only official to submit his candidature by yesterday's deadline.

Bach will be given a second and final term at the helm of the IOC at the 137th Session in Athens, set to take place from March 10th to 12th.

The Session in the Greek capital is scheduled to be staged in person but Bach and the IOC have admitted it could be held virtually depending on the coronavirus pandemic, with options for the gathering of the IOC membership still being discussed.

Bach, the ninth IOC President, will finish his term in 2025 and will begin his last four-year stint at the helm of the organization after the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics close on August 8th.

"I am honored and humbled by the fact that there are no other candidates," Bach said in a statement.

"I will continue to serve the Olympic Movement to the best of my abilities and will try to be a President for all the IOC members and the entire Olympic Movement."
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