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FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns

FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns

3 June 2015

IOC president Thomas Bach has applauded FIFA President Sepp Blatter's decision to resign.

Bach announces widespread changes to IOC Commissions

Bach announces widespread changes to IOC Commissions

1 June 2015

IOC: Thomas Bach, has announced widespread changes to the composition and function of the IOC commissions for 2015. The changes increase the number of women and geographical representation and are a direct result of the Agenda 2020 reforms.

Bach urges FIFA to shed full light

Bach urges FIFA to shed full light

29 May 2015

IOC: Thomas Bach has urged FIFA to co-operate fully with US authorities to shed full light on the corruption allegations facing football's governing body.

Brazil doping lab gets Olympic all clear

Brazil doping lab gets Olympic all clear

14 May 2015

Brazil's drug-testing laboratory has had its status as an Olympic-standard facility restored, in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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.

Australian Medallists of the Rio Games

Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony

Did you know?

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