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IOC boss Thomas Bach to stand unopposed for second term


IOC boss Thomas Bach to stand unopposed for second term


International Olympic Committee President will be the only candidate at the next Presidential election slated for March 2021.

Bach will stand unopposed to be reelected as the IOC President for the second term.

“As decided by the IOC executive board, the elected president will take office after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021,” an IOC statement said.

“The length of the President’s first term of office is fixed at eight years. If re-elected, his term will end in 2025.” Read a statement from the IOC.

He has been the IOC President since 2013, when he was elected for his first term. Bach beat Puerto Rico’s Richard Carrion, Singapore’s Ng Ser Miang, Swiss member Dennis Oswald, Chinese Taipei’s Ching-Kuo Wu and Olympic Pole vault champion Sergey Bubka in that election.

The 66 year old succeeded Jacques Rogge in the position. If Bach is re-elected at the 137th IOC session in Athens next March, his term will end in 2025.

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