Prof. Stephan Wassong met IOC President Dr. Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on 27th June. This occasion entailed, amongst other things, the announcement of the publication of Prof. Wassong on the foundation and development of the IOC Athletes’ Commission; a project that was completed with the support of the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) of the IOC in December 2021. Ms. Maria Bogner, Head of The IOC OSC, also participated in the meeting. Further topics of discussion were related to the development of the M.A. Olympic Studies and its continued support by the IOC, on interim reports concerning projects for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, and on the profile development of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC). As to the latter, President Bach spoke very positively on the most recent developments of the CIPC. According to the words of Prof. Wassong, the results of the conversation were very positive, as they laid the foundations for further projects.

Image: IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and Prof Wassong // © 2022 IOC – Greg Martin

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