Olympic Highlights 22/07/2019
IOC President Thomas Bach attended the hole rite and first finals of the World Fencing Championships in Budapest (Hungary), on the invitation of International Fencing Federation (FIE) President Alisher Usmanov. The IOC President provided medals to the great athletes in the person women’s epée occasion, which saw Brazil’s Nathalie Moellhausen (next to the President in photo) winning the primary-ever fencing global championship medal (a gold one) for her united states of America in the event. At the Championships, the IOC President additionally met Hungarian Secretary of State for Sport Tünde Szabó.
President Bach additionally attended a dinner organized on the Parliament with the aid of Hungarian Fencing Federation President Zsolt Campa. IOC Members in Hungary Pál Schmitt and Daniel Gyurta as well as the Hungarian NOC President Krisztian Kulcsar, have been additionally present.
During his journey to Budapest, President Bach had an assembly with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The IOC President congratulated the Prime Minister at the massive range of World Championships, World Cups and different worldwide carrying events taking area in Hungary. The Prime Minister noted the incredible balance the IOC is taking part in on this fragile duration in worldwide members of the family. Both men discussed the situation of sport in the European Union and the reiterated goal of Hungary to host the Olympic Games.
In Lausanne, President Bach met Cuban NOC President Roberto Leon Richards Aguiar, accompanied with the aid of Secretary-General Ruperto Nicolás Herrera Tabío. The meeting included subjects such as the state of affairs of the game in Cuba and the coaching of Cuban athletes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
With Polish NOC President Andrzej Krasnicki, discussions targeted on various Olympic topics in addition to the arrangements for the NOC’s centenary celebrations in October, which the IOC President will attend. The NOC President was observed through Professor Piotr Stepnowski from Gdansk University.
Julio César Maglione (center), who’s additionally President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), received an honorary doctorate in enterprise management from the University of Honam, one of the Republic of Korea’s most prestigious universities. This honor turned into presented in popularity of his “decisive role in the advertising of international relations thru sport”. The ceremony becomes held in the presence of Gwangju Mayor Lee Yong-sup, who is additionally Chair of the Organising Committee for the 18th World FINA World Championships, which might be currently taking area, as well as numerous visitors from the FINA family and the University. More details right here.
The fourth IOC Coordination Commission meeting (17-19 July) witnessed the enormous high-quality impact made from developing opportunities for 300 million Chinese human beings to get involved in a winter sport, in addition to the blessings from the on-going implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020. “Beijing 2022 is delivering on its vision to interact 300 million people in winter sports activities, and we are able to see actual blessings due to the various movements which can be being undertaken across the united states of America,” IOC Coordination Commission Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch (photograph) stated. “We have heard approximately a few brilliant trends this week that exemplify the vision for iciness sports activities in China in phrases of mass participation, elite sport, and tourism. This progress could be very encouraging for the long-term future of winter recreation, each in China and the world over.” Representatives from each of the seven winter sports activities IFs, the NOCs of Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the united states, and the IPC joined the Coordination Commission for the meeting, assisting to offer the Organising Committee with precious comments and information. Full news launch here.