• Vladimir Putin congratulated Thomas Bach, new IOC President

Vladimir Putin congratulated Thomas Bach, new IOC President

Official
11 September 2013 Sergei Grishin

As we previously reported, yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentine, on the 125th Sesson of the International Olympic Committee in the second ballot the new IOC President was elected. Yesterday in the telephone conversation Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, Honourable President of The International Sambo Federation, congratulated Thomas Bach on election as the Head of International Olympic Committee.

Vladimir Putin highly appreciated the IOC work in the context of preparation for hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. In this case Thomas Bach expressed his hope that the coming Olympic Games in Sochi will be held on the highest level, as the Informational Agency ITAR-TAAS reports with the reference to the press-service of the President of the Russian Federation.