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Thomas Bach

Full name: Thomas Bach
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: December 29, 1953 in Würzburg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: FC Tauberbischofsheim, Tauberbischofsheim (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Thomas Bach won an Olympic gold medal with the West German foil team at the 1976 Montréal Games. In 1973, he was runner-up with the foil team at the World Championships and earned a team gold medal in 1976, which he defended with his team one year later at Buenos Aires. In 1979 the team won the bronze medal. Nationally, Bach became German Champion in the 1978 individual foil, and won the European Cup of national champions of foil teams the same year.

Bach studied law and political sciences at the University of Würzburg. Bach made a career as an economic adviser for the German liberal party FDP, first in West Germany and after the German reunification in Dresden under the Trust Society for the settlement of East German companies. After that, he became an influential sports leader\\: from 1975-79 he was Fencing Athletes’ Representative in Germany, from 1981-89 IOC Athletes' Representative, from 1982-91 he was a personal member of the West German NOC, in 1985 he became Director of International Relations at adidas, and in 1991 he was elected to the IOC. Between 1996-2000 Bach was a member of the IOC Executive Board, and was IOC Vice-President from 2000-04 and 2006-13. In 2002 and 2004 he was chairman of the selection committee for the respective Games in Salt Lake City and Athens. In 2006 he was Chairman of the German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB, when the German NOC and the German Sports Federation were merged. In 2013 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires Thomas Bach was elected as the first German to become president of the IOC. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and of course German.

Bach came under criticism in 2008 when it was rumored that he had a consulting contract with the German company Siemens, but it was never proved. In 1998 he was appointed chairman of the supervisory board of Michael Weinig AG at Tauberbischofsheim. Bach has been the recipient of numerous awards\\: 1981 – Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit); 1984 – Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg (Order of Merit); 1993 – Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (Federal Cross of Merit First Class); 2004 – Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz (Grand Federal Cross of Merit); and 2008 – Honorary Citizen of Tauberbischofsheim.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing Men's Foil, Team West Germany FRG 1 Gold

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-25 1 0 9 6
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-25 FRG 9, ITA 6 9 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Dal Zotto (ITA) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1976-07-25 Montano (ITA) 5, Bach (FRG) 3 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Simoncelli (ITA) 2 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Coletti (ITA) 2 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1976-07-25 1 0 9 7
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1976-07-25 FRG 9, URS 7 9 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1976-07-25 Romankov (URS) 5, Bach (FRG) 1 1
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Stankovych (URS) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Denisov (URS) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1976-07-25 Bach (FRG) 5, Ruziyev (URS) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 1 0 9 4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 FRG 9, POL 4 9 2
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Martewicz (POL) 3 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three NC 1976-07-24 Godel (POL) Not contested, Bach (FRG) Not contested
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Koziejowski (POL) 1 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1976-07-24 Dąbrowski (POL) 5, Bach (FRG) 4 4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-24 2 1 33 15
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-24 ITA 9, FRG 7 7 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Calatroni (ITA) 1 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Montano (ITA) 3 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-24 Dal Zotto (ITA) 5, Bach (FRG) 3 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Simoncelli (ITA) 0 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 FRG 11, JPN 5 11 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-24 Kawatsu (JPN) 5, Bach (FRG) 3 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Kamei (JPN) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Jingo (JPN) 2 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Sato (JPN) 4 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 FRG 15, KUW 1 15 4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Al-Arbeed (KUW) 2 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Ameen (KUW) 2 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Al-Khawajah (KUW) 1 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-24 Bach (FRG) 5, Al-Sayegh (KUW) 0 5
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