Germany's Thomas Bach Elected President of the IOC

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Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday (September 10). A firm favourite in a choice of six candidates, he secured victory in the second round of voting. The German became only the ninth president in the body's 119-year history after succeeding Belgium's Jacques Rogge who stepped down after 12 years at the helm. "I want to be president of all of you," the German beamed as his fellow IOC members applauded the decision.