German Thomas Bach elected IOC president
German Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee.
The former fencing gold medalist is the first Olympic champion to head the IOC in the body's 119-year history.
Bach defeated five rival candidates in Tuesday's secret balloting after securing a winning majority in the second round of voting in Buenos Aires.
He replaces 71-year old Jacques Rogge , who is stepping down after 12 years in charge.
Bach becomes the ninth president of the world's most powerful sports body, and eighth European to hold position, keeping the body in European hands.
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