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2014-09-10 10:15:00 IOC




President Bach at the “Camp Beckenbauer” ©CB

On 1 September, IOC President Thomas Bach opened the 2014 edition of “Camp Beckenbauer” in Going, near Kitzbühel (Austria), with a keynote speech. At this event, which was organised in Going, near Kitzbühel (Austria) by former football world champion, Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer, and had the theme “The Power of Sport in a Changing World”, the President spoke about how to manage change in society and in sport, as well as about the future of the Olympic Movement through Olympic Agenda 2020. He asked, in particular, that more be done to protect clean athletes, and underlined that sport can change the world but cannot alone bring peace in the world. He was accompanied by IOC Vice-President Nawal El Moutawakel.

This week in Vidy, President Bach hosted Jean Todt, the President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

A meeting with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), led by its Executive Director, Joël Simon, accompanied by Magnus Ag and Andrew Blauwell, also took place during which the IOC President and the CPJ representatives discussed a closer cooperation between the two organisations as well as agreed on free reporting for journalists at the Games.

President Bach with Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad 
Bin Abdulaziz. ©IOC/Christophe Moratal

The President also met Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz, the new President of the Saudi Arabian NOC, who outlined his plans for the future of sport in his country and his intention to strengthen the role of sport in society.

The IOC President had meetings with IOC Vice-Presidents John Coates and Yu Zaiqing; as well as Executive Board member Uğur Erdener and IOC members Robin Mitchell, Sam Ramsamy and Julio César Maglione.

©IOC/ Arnaud Meylan

On 5 September at The Olympic Museum, the IOC President greeted the participants in the ninth General Assembly of the Olympic Museums Network (photo above), a network whose main objective is to promote the values of sport and Olympism.

©IOC/Arnaud Meylan

On the same day, he met Thierry Zintz, the Director of the Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS) programme, before attending the diploma award ceremony at The Olympic Museum (photo above).

On Sunday 7 September in Lausanne, President Bach watched the finals of the archery World Cup, accompanied by the President of the World Archery Federation, Uğur Erdener.


©‘Camp Beckenbauer’

IOC Vice-President Nawal El Moutawakel and Joseph Blatter took part in the 2014 edition of “Camp Beckenbauer”. Nawal El Moutawakel spoke on behalf of the IOC during the session “Olympic Sports and Football in a Changing World”, while Joseph Blatter, also President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), gave a presentation about the status of Brazil after the successful FIFA World Cup.

Issa Hayatou, who is also President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), was inducted into the African Sports Hall of Fame during the eighth edition of the International Convention of Sport in Africa (CISA), held in Sal (Cape Verde) several months ago. He was also awarded a trophy in the “Leader” category.

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