Bach re-elected IOC president and ready to wait on decision over fans in Tokyo

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  • Bach will serve until 2025 after 93-1 vote in his favour
  • Decision on foreign spectators to be taken ‘as soon as possible’

Amid scenes more akin to a totalitarian state, Thomas Bach was re-elected on Wednesday as president of the International Olympic Committee by 93 votes to one after a series of lavish tributes from IOC members.

Bach, who took charge of the Olympic movement in 2013 and will now serve until 2025, immediately set his sights on running a successful Tokyo Olympic Games and guiding the IOC through the social and financial “aftershocks” of a post Covid-19 world as part of his Agenda 2020+5 proposals.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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