The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Dr. Thomas Bach today arrived in Amman, Jordan, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Claudia Bach, where they were received by HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), and Princess Zeina Al Feisal.
President Bach initiated his two-day visit at the UNICEF Makani Centre, located in Za’atari Refugee Camp, and participated in a number of sporting activities.
President Bach will visit the Olympic Preparation Center (OPC), managed by the JOC, to meet with Jordanian athletes and learn about the facilities of the OPC and the services it provides to athletes.
Thomas Bach has served as IOC President since 2013. He is an 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.
He was born on December 29, 1953, in Würzburg, Germany, and obtained a doctorate in law in 1983.
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