Bach, Thomas

Bach, Thomas,

1953–, German sports executive, b. Würzberg. A lawyer and businessman, he won a gold medal in team fencing representing West Germany in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Bach served as president of Germany's national Olympic committee (2006–13) and in 2013 was chosen as president of the International Olympic Committee, succeeding Jacques RoggeRogge, Jacques
, 1942–, Belgian sports executive, b. Ghent. An orthopedic surgeon with a degree in sports medicine, Rogge is an accomplished sailor who competed in Olympic yachting in 1968, 1972, and 1976. He also played on Belgium's national rugby team.
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