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Bach enthusiastic for Brisbane and rules out joint city bid

Bach enthusiastic for Brisbane and rules out joint city bid

30 April 2015

2028 BID: IOC President Thomas Bach has ruled out a joint bid from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games but remains enthusiastic for a Brisbane bid that would encompass the region of south-east Queensland.

Social wrap: IOC President Thomas Bach visits Australia

Social wrap: IOC President Thomas Bach visits Australia

30 April 2015

Catch up on the social coverage of IOC President Thomas Bach's visit to Australia.

Bach ‘very satisfied’ with ‘emotional’ day in Australia

Bach ‘very satisfied’ with ‘emotional’ day in Australia

29 April 2015

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’.

Olympics boss talks up 2028 Games bid

Olympics boss talks up 2028 Games bid

29 April 2015

IOC president Thomas Bach says Australia's famous love of sport gives it a great chance of hosting the 2028 Olympics, if an expected bid from south-east Queensland eventuates.

Bach meets Prime Minister and tours Sydney Olympic Park

Bach meets Prime Minister and tours Sydney Olympic Park

29 April 2015

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach has had a busy day in Australia meeting with the most powerful man in the country Prime Minister Tony Abbott and talking about a potential future Olympic bid and the legacy of Sydney 2000 with other important dignitaries.

Bach to meet young Aussie fencers in Sydney

Bach to meet young Aussie fencers in Sydney

28 April 2015

FENCING: Australian fencers aspiring to reach the Olympic Games will soon have a chance to meet a fencer who won an Olympic gold medal and went on to lead the Olympic movement.

Olympic TV to be launched in 2016

Olympic TV to be launched in 2016

24 April 2015

IOC: The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", in time for the Rio Games.

IOC: A week to strengthen sport in society

IOC: A week to strengthen sport in society

23 April 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach, whose schedule included stops in five countries, meetings with world leaders, and seven days championing the importance of sport in society and its ability to spread peace.

President Bach announces educational service for elite athletes

President Bach announces educational service for elite athletes

20 April 2015

The IOC will launch a free, online education service aimed specifically at Olympians, other elite athletes and their coaches.

Bach calls for sport to be included in UN Goals

Bach calls for sport to be included in UN Goals

16 April 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach says the time has come for sport to play a greater role as a force for positive change.

Aussies march into Port Moresby

2015 Pacific Games

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Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.