Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee


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We stand for peace, diversity, tolerance and respect. These trends are a call to action for us. More than ever the world needs our Olympic
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Sep 17 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Thomas Bach is associated, including Olympic Games London and Rio. Most recently, Thomas Bach has been quoted saying: “This is the idea behind this formula concerning weightlifting, that the decision to include them (for Paris) is subject to the compliance with the WADA code.” in the article Doping-tainted weightlifting must reform or risk 2024 Games spot.
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Jul 11 2017

This (double awarding) is a golden opportunity. It is hard to imagine something better. This is why the IOC asked its vice presidents to study how to make the most of this unique

Jul 11 2017 - Olympic Games

If you ask me, I hope that in August we could be

Jul 11 2017 - Olympic Games

With Los Angeles and Paris, there are two fantastic cities from countries with a profound Olympic

Jul 11 2017 - Olympic Games

I don't think you need to reward somebody if you give somebody a

Jun 25 2017

You could see that the younger generation had no interest in the Games anymore. They were not

Jun 21 2017 - Russia

We saw on the one hand the president of Russia saying, Yes we had this problem, we have to admit this. You have on the other side some government officials or parliamentarians trying to ignore

Jun 21 2017 - Russia

We have the impression that some in Russia were thinking by addressing the issues for the future, the past would be forgotten. You cannot forget what happened in Sochi. We have made clear that the past – what happened there – has to be

Jun 21 2017 - Sanctions

We want to get this done as soon as possible. To come to the appropriate sanction, we have to find out how deep this system of manipulation was

Jun 21 2017 - Sanctions

It is not only the sponsors, it is not only the social media, it is not only the program. You have to pull it all together to stay

Jun 14 2017

You can see that the success of the Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic Games 2016 is built on this great cooperation with the NOCs and with ANOC and it's president which is representing the 206 National Olympic Committees in all the Olympic summit

Jun 09 2017 - Olympic Games

This city would get the right to host the Olympic Games without the risk of a defeat in an election

Jun 09 2017 - Olympic Games

This represents a golden opportunity for the Olympic Games and for the

Jun 09 2017 - Olympic Games

I am delighted that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be more youthful, more urban and will include more

Jun 09 2017

In Germany, we have a saying. I don't know whether I can translate it properly, but the saying is, It's better to have a small bird in your hand than a big bird on the roof.' Here, we have two big birds in our hands, and I cannot see any small bird on the roof. There may be some flying over the roof and making some noise, but none of them has landed on the roof, even. So I think it's a great opportunity to keep these two big birds in our

Apr 04 2017

When you have been reading the recent statements by the NHL and then it could not come as a surprise. If any player wants top join his team, any NHL player then he is most welcome at the Olympic Games. Obviously, they (NHL) wanted more money or whatever; we don't know what they really

Apr 04 2017

We have two excellent bids which are embracing Olympic Agenda 2020 by making use of many existing facilities, by having a sustainable project, by having very low infrastructure investments compared to previous

Mar 29 2017

This, is a position you like to be in. We are in a comfortable situation. Now it will be up to the working group how to best explore, how to best exploit, the positive situation. We should not miss the opportunity to explore this

Mar 17 2017 - Japan

This is a great opportunity to bring the spirit of the Olympic Games to this region, which was affected by the tsunami in 2011. It is also an expression of solidarity of the Olympic movement with the people in this region who are suffering from the consequences of this

Mar 03 2017

What we will do, starting from the 2026 winter Games bid process, is that every venue that has hosted a world championship or a World Cup (sports) event will be considered as

Mar 03 2017

We cannot expect from bidders, some of whom may be bidding for the second time, to start the whole process from scratch. We have to reduce the planning costs

Feb 18 2017

I am her best mascot. Whenever I am at (ski) world championships, she is winning. So we were looking forward together for next

Feb 09 2017

For the first time, the magic of Olympic sport on snow and ice will come to Korea. Korea always keeps its

Feb 03 2017 - Olympic Games

This was a courtesy visit and there was a very good open and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully this has prepared the ground for successful negotiations between the NHL and international federation. Of course, we all want see the best players at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, and we know the players feel the same. Therefore, we hope even more that the international federation and the NHL will reach a solution to make the Olympic dreams of the players come

Dec 23 2016 - London

This is the immediate follow-up to Professor (Richard) McLaren's Report. The IOC will go beyond the findings of the (McLaren) report by re-analyzing all the samples of all the Russian athletes who participated in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 as well as all those who participated in the Olympic Games London

Dec 08 2016

This for me would present such aggravated circumstances, the logic would be life ban and exclusion from Olympic Games for

Dec 08 2016

The first analysis shows already that re-testing raises concerns with regard to some countries, in particular Russia, and with regard to some sports, in particular weightlifting. We will have to analyze this in more depth and consult with the WADA about this

Dec 08 2016

I would not like to see this person again at any Olympic Games in any

Dec 08 2016

Unfortunately I cannot attend

Dec 08 2016

Let us study this question, which is not an easy

Dec 08 2016

It is not the purpose of an Olympic candidature procedure to produce

Nov 09 2016

Let me congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and wish him all the best for his term in office for all the people of the United States and of the

Oct 08 2016 - Doping

I do not see this as a solution because I think it is the obligation and the duty of the sport organizations to fight against doping and to protect the clean

Oct 07 2016

We will make recommendations for WADA to improve in a very constructive

Oct 07 2016

We will ask WADA to take the organizational measures to perform these tests in a more efficient and more robust

Oct 05 2016

It was very inspiring. That's what we all have in common. We are joining forces in the fight against corruption, for

Oct 05 2016

We know that he's a great friend of sports and he's appreciating the values of sport very much. We could feel that in this speech today and also in the private

Oct 02 2016

Personally, I'm very impressed by the unity among both the sporting and political

Oct 02 2016

The Paris bid is a very, very strong bid because of the unity and the large support it is sparking

Oct 02 2016

This has not always been the case with the previous French

Oct 02 2016

Your project is excellent and is in line with the Agenda

Aug 22 2016 - Olympic Games

These were marvelous Olympic Games in the 'marvelous city'. I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad

Aug 22 2016

These Olympic Games are leaving a unique legacy for generations to come. History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic

Aug 05 2016

Our admiration is even greater because you managed this at a very difficult time in Brazilian history. We have always believed in

Aug 05 2016 - Refugees

By welcoming the team of refugee Olympic athletes to Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees of the

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

Somebody said this system is broken. I don't think all the system is broken. i think quite a lot of the system still works, but that certain parts of the system need

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

It is absolutely essential that we cannot have the biggest country in the world non-compliant on a permanent

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

This is not about destroying structures. This is about improving significantly a system in order to have a robust and efficient anti-doping system so that such a situation that we face now cannot happen

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

Engagement and not isolation is the key to build a more robust anti-doping

Aug 02 2016

This blanket ban of the Russian Olympic Committee has been called by some the 'nuclear option' and the innocent athletes would have to be considered as collateral

Aug 02 2016

We could not uphold the presumption of innocence for Russian athletes. On the other hand, we cannot deprive an athlete of the human right to be given the opportunity to prove his or her innocence. You cannot punish a human being for the failures of his or her government if he or she is not implicated. These principles are now being

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

What is therefore not acceptable is the insinuation by some proponents of this 'nuclear option' that anyone who does not share their opinion is not fighting against

Aug 02 2016 - Doping

Natural justice does not allow us to deprive a human being of the right to prove their

Aug 02 2016 - Refugees

The ultimate goal of the refugee team is that we don't need one anymore. We "wanted to send a message of hope to all refugees. The refugee team will make the world more aware of the

Aug 02 2016 - Refugees

This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this

Aug 02 2016 - Olympic Games

It has been a long and testing journey to get to this

Aug 01 2016 - Doping

We are not responsible for the timing of the McLaren report, or for the fact different information that was offered to WADA a couple of years ago was not followed

Jul 31 2016 - Doping

We now have to decide what does this system mean for each and every individual and how far can you to punish an individual for the failures or manipulations of your

Jul 24 2016 - Doping

We decided that the presumption of innocence cannot be applied to Russian athletes. The international sports federations will carry out an individual analysis of each athletes anti-doping record taking into account only reliable international tests – that means Russian tests cannot be taken into

Jul 24 2016

Every human being is entitled to individual justice. There we have set the bar to the absolute limit for how Russian athletes can achieve to compete in Rio. All of them have to meet individually this number of very strict criteria we have established

Jul 24 2016

This is not about expectations. This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the world. Read the decision. ... You can see how high we set the bar. This is not the end of the story but a preliminary decision that concerns Rio

Jul 24 2016

An athlete should not suffer and should not be sanctioned for a system in which he was not implicated. This is not about expectations. This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the

Jul 24 2016

We had to balance the collective responsibility and the individual justice to which every human being and athlete is entitled

Jul 05 2016 - Japan

We want to take sport to the youth. With the many options that young people have, we cannot expect any more that they will come automatically to

Jun 21 2016 - Doping

It has to be more transparent. Everybody has to understand better who is doing what and who is responsible for what and this needs a full

Jun 21 2016

This is the good right of everybody. So we are expecting the results of these potential court

Jun 17 2016

This meeting on the 21st will be to protect the clean athletes and ensure a level playing field for all the athletes participating in

Jun 03 2016 - Olympic Games

There is no pressure whatsoever. We are grateful for the cooperation with the WHO, which is giving us the information, which is helping us with data, which is helping everybody by giving advice on

Apr 21 2016

In these difficult days that Brazil is facing, the flame is a timeless remember that we are all a part of the same humanity. The flame is an ancient symbol of peace and harmony, a symbol of the power of humanity to come together despite our

Feb 17 2016 - Sustainable Development

Coming from different starting points, for all four there is a clear focus on sustainable development, legacy and in particular how the facilities are going to be used after the Olympic Games. We are delighted to have four extremely strong candidatures and look forward to a fascinating

Jan 30 2016 - Refugees

The Olympic flame will pass through this camp here and will be shown to the refugees. One of the refugees will be invited to carry the

Dec 17 2015

It is a joint effort of various key stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, particularly the International Federations, and another tangible outcome of Olympic Agenda

Dec 17 2015

We must do everything we can to protect the millions of clean athletes around the

Dec 09 2015 - Olympic Games

We have called on and we expect all sports organizations to follow this

Nov 11 2015 - Doping

There is a clear commitment, the IOC is about zero tolerance policy on doping. You will see medals being withdrawn, you will see athletes being sanctioned by the IAAF, you will see athletes and officials being excluded and you will see an action led by the IOC to make anti-doping testing independent from sports

Nov 11 2015 - Doping

We will, once we get the relevant information from IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), withdraw and reallocate medals with regard to Russian athletes which may have been

Sep 16 2015

It is showing very positive results, with this Agenda 2020 we have changed the whole procedure for being a candidate. Now, we are inviting the candidates to tell us their vision for their cities, and how the games would fit best into this

Sep 16 2015

The IOC wants to send the athletes only in cities where they are

Sep 16 2015

In order to be sure, to be neutral, in order to be objective we do our own

Sep 05 2015 - Refugees

We know through experience that sport can ease the plight of refugees, many of them young people and children. Our thoughts are with the many refugees risking their lives and the lives of their families to escape

Sep 05 2015

We have all been touched by the terrible news and the heartbreaking stories in the past few

Sep 05 2015 - Refugees

We made a quick decision that we needed to take action and to make this fund available

Aug 03 2015

Mr Blatter wrote me a letter on July 23 informing me that it would be inappropriate to seek another eight-year term as he was retiring from his position at FIFA in seven months when a new president will be selected on Feb.

Jul 31 2015 - Olympic Games

With our Olympic values of tolerance, respect, excellence, non-discrimination, we send a strong message to the world – the strong message spread by the athletes living together in the Olympic Village in a community where all people are

Jul 30 2015

For us the situation has not changed. We had a commitment from USOC for an Olympic candidature for

Jul 30 2015

What we could see in a nutshell, what happened there is that Boston did not deliver on promises they made to the USOC when they were

Jul 28 2015

That means to have sustainable and feasible Olympic

Jul 28 2015

The key issue is to deliver a great Games for athletes, and that means having (a bid) which offers great conditions in the sport facilities but also to have a project which addresses the issues of Olympic Agenda

Jun 30 2015

This agreement ensures comprehensive coverage of the Olympic Games across Europe, including the guarantee to provide extension coverage in all territories. Sports fans in Europe will be able to enjoy excellent coverage of the Olympic Games and Olympic sports, both during and outside games time, on their platform of

Jun 23 2015

Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic

Jun 08 2015 - Pollution

We can see significant progress, at the same time we have asked the organising committee to convey our concerns with regard to the issues of the water quality we are still facing in

Jun 08 2015 - Japan

This is an issue for the national government to deal with. We think this issue should be solved as soon as possible because Tokyo has so much positive news to spread that we do not want a discussion about the stadium to overshadow the excellent progress being

Mar 01 2015

The golf course did not cost the taxpayers any money – it has been privately financed. The golf course will be the first in Rio de Janeiro which will be open for the public. The two golf courses here are private clubs and not affordable to the vast

Dec 09 2014 - Olympic Games

We have been in consultation with the Serbian Olympic Committees and other concerned countries (in the region).feedback

Dec 06 2014 - Japan

We are in discussions with both organising committees about the follow-up on the potential opportunities which the Olympic Agenda 2020 would offer to

Feb 05 2014 - Olympic Games

We are grateful to those who respect the fact that sport can only contribute to development and peace if it is not used as a stage for political

Feb 04 2014 - Olympic Games

In the extreme, we had to see a few politicians whose contribution to the fight for a good cause consisted of publicly declining invitations they had not even

Feb 04 2014 - Olympic Games

You have set the stage for the best winter athletes of the world. You have delivered on all the pledges you and your team made seven years ago to the International Olympic

Feb 04 2014 - Olympic Games

We have to address this (the security threats) because, anything else, the alternative would be to surrender to terrorists and this is, I think, the last thing we all want to do. Every organiser needs to make sure that the Games are as safe and secure as

Dec 06 2013

The Olympic Movement is mourning the loss of a great friend, of a hero of humanity. President Mandela was always very close to sports. He used sports to build his nation as one

Sep 29 2013 - Olympic Games

The Olympic message sees the global diversity of cultures, societies and life choices as a sort of enrichment. It accuses no one and it excludes no one. The Olympic torch relay will be a messenger for the Olympic values of excellent friendship and respect without any form of discrimination. And now, as our Russian friends say 'Poekhali'…'Let's go!feedback

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