IOC Pres Bach tests positive for COVID-19

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has tested positive for COVID-19 but is still expected to hold a series of meetings.

Multiple sources have informed insidethegames that Bach has contracted coronavirus and will be unable to meet people in person in the Olympic Capital.

His positive test comes at a busy time for the IOC with the organisation’s commissions and key officials from International Federations (IF) arriving in the Swiss city for meetings this week.

Bach was due to attend the opening day of the IF Forum at the Olympic Museum yesterday and give a speech at the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations General Assembly.

But the German official was replaced by IOC vice-president Ng Ser Miang who spoke on his behalf.

The IOC later announced that Bach had tested positive for COVID-19 but only had “mild symptoms” and was “currently working from home.” –Insidethegames

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