Bach wins second term as IOC president

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach inspects Tokyo's National Stadium (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Thomas Bach has been confirmed as the president of the International Olympic Committee for a second term after being re-elected unopposed at the 137th IOC Session today. 

Of the 98 votes cast, 93 were in favour of re-election, with four abstentions and just a single vote against. Bach will serve a final four-year term which begins at the close of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, having initially taken up the reins of the governing body in September 2013.

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