Seb Coe statement on the election of Thomas Bach

10 September 2013 / 23:01

Thomas Bach's election is a perfect choice for the Movement, for athletes and for sport. I have known Thomas since 1981 when he and I were the first athletes to address an Olympic Congress on behalf of competitors. He will be standing on the shoulders of past Olympic giants and following in the footsteps of another President with athletes at heart. The IOC and the wider Movement can be confident that in moving forward they have a new IOC President who sees the Games through the eyes of competitors.