Thomas Bach

9th president of the International Olympic Committee since 2013

Thomas Bach, OLY (born 29 December 1953) is a German lawyer and former Olympic fencer. Bach is the ninth and current President of the International Olympic Committee.

Thomas Bach

9th President of the IOC
Assumed office
10 September 2013
Preceded byJacques Rogge
Personal details
Born (1953-12-29) 29 December 1953 (age 70)
Würzburg, West Germany
Political partyFree Democratic
Alma materUniversity of Würzburg
Sports career
Personal information
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
ClubFencing-Club Tauberbischofsheim[1]
Medal record
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montréal Foil, team
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1973 Gothenburg Foil, team
Gold medal – first place 1977 Buenos Aires Foil, team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Melbourne Foil, team


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Thomas Bach". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2011.

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