German Thomas Bach was elected as a chief of the International Olympic Committee Tuesday in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
Bash wills success Belgian Jacques Rogge, who has served the position for 12 years. Six candidates ran for thethe position ,where the Taiwanese “Ching – Kuo Wu” came out, from the first round to keep it in the second round each of the Bach and the Swiss Denis Osvald and Puerto Rican Richard Carrion and Ukrainian Sergei Bubka and Singaporean Ng Sir Myanj Bach won in the second round defeating five other nominees. Bach of – 59-years-old- became the first Gold medal winner in the games up to this job.
Also the members of the the International Olympic Committee voted on Sunday to back wrestling to the Olympic program in versions 2020 and 2024 after he received 49 votes superior to baseball and squash.