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Thomas Bach, the unfinished symphony of the President of the Olympic Committee


PORTRAIT - Tokyo and Thomas Bach are intimately linked. The leader was elected at the head of the IOC in September 2013. Three days before, Tokyo, at the height of emotion, won the Olympic sesame.

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Tokyo will mark a turning point in Olympic history.

On stage, for the "OJ of the pandemic", condemned to evolve behind closed doors, as behind the scenes.

The election of Brisbane (which was already a candidate for the 1992 Games), as host city, and sole candidate, of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games was slipped under the door, when, just a few months ago, such an award was the subject of a sustained suspense, a theatrical staging, feverish negotiations behind the scenes, before the emotion of the unopened envelope.

Times are changing (and applications are scarce).

The road to the opening ceremony in Tokyo was grueling and will leave its mark.

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During these last fifteen months, every day we doubted.

When we announced the postponement of the Olympics for a year

(in March 2020),

we did not know what it was going to give.

And it turned out to be much more complex than imagined.

Every day we made decisions and the next day we had to

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Source: lefigaro

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