Thomas Bach

Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media

TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC P...
10:15 28 February 2022

Bryant hailed as ‘true Olympic champion’ by IOC president

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Kobe Bryant was as “an outstanding and true Olympic champion,” IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.
11:49 27 January 2022

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the...
17:04 20 January 2022

IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this ye...
13:31 10 January 2022

Bach says opponents of Olympic marathon move wanted an edge

LONDON — Athletes who opposed moving the Olympic marathons and race walks from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo wanted a competitive edge, IOC Pr...
16:29 18 November 2021