The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) is ready to welcome International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, to the Kingdom of Jordan for the first time from 22-23 September. President Bach will lead an IOC delegation to the Kingdom to learn first-hand about the sports initiatives encouraging healthy lifestyles and promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. President Bach’s visit is expected to include a number of high profile meetings and provide an opportunity to experience the Kingdom’s ongoing ambition to make sport accessible for all Jordanians. Bach has served as IOC President since 2013. He is a former Olympic champion in fencing, winning a gold medal in the team competitions at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976. He is also the first Olympic champion to be elected IOC President. President Bach was born on December 29, 1953, in Würzburg, Germany, and obtained a doctorate in law in 1983.
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