IOC President arrives in Havana

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), arrived in Cuba this Thursday for a two-day official visit that will include a series of meetings and an inauguration in the island’s capital.

The federation member of German origin, who was also an Olympic and world fencing champion, arrived in our country at the José Marti International Airport in Havana, accompanied by a delegation that included Neven Ilic, President of Panam Sports. There he was received by Vice Prime Minister Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella; Roberto Leon Richards, President of the Cuban Olympic Committee (COC); Osvaldo Vento Montiller, president of Inder; as well as Yumilka Ruiz, member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, and sporting protagonists Maria Caridad Colón (athletics), Ruperto Herrera (basketball) and Mihain López (wrestling).

Bach will take part in, among other things, the opening of the surface and track donated by Panam Sports to Sports City and Pan American Stadium respectively. In addition, he will hold a meeting with the KOC Executive Committee as well as its Athletes’ Commission.

On this trip, the director of the highest sports institution on the planet follows the legacy of his two immediate predecessors, Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch and Belgian Jacques Rogge, who were also in the Greater Antilles during their time at the helm of the IOC. .

Source: Juventud Rebelde


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More