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2013-09-11 21:06 - IOC - Olympic Summer Olympic Games 2020
Posted by Brillmartmore from same (Olympics)
OlympicsAnd the winner is ... Tokyo ... 56 years after Brian Pickworth made New Zealand fencing history by stepping for the first time in to the Olympic Arena (competing in Foil, Epee and Sabre). the opportunity comes again for our Stars Of The Future to revisit Tokyo and to experience the .Olympic Spirit. To live the dream.

As well as confirming the Olympic Programme for 2020, fencing remains one of the participating Olympic Sports. Wrestling was returned, after having previously been dropped then making changes to their sport.

Finally, Jacque Rogge announced the result of the vote for the next IOC President .... Thomas Bach, a former Olympic fencing gold medalist who heads Germany's national Olympic Committee.

He is also the first gold medal-winning Olympic athlete to become IOC president, having won gold in the 1976 West German Men's Foil Team.

"I know of the great responsibility of an IOC president," Bach said. "This makes me humble. I want to lead the IOC according to my motto, `Unity and Diversity.'

"I want to be a president for all of you. This means I will do my very best to balance well all the different interests of the stakeholders of the Olympic movement. This is why I want to listen to you and to enter in an ongoing dialogue with all of you. You should know that my door, my ears and my heart are always open for you."

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