IOC Presidential Vote Quote Box

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm •  Published: September 10, 2013
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Reaction to the election of Germany's Thomas Bach as the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee.

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"The result is very clear and we have a new president and we will support the new president." — Puerto Rican IOC member Richard Carrion, one of five candidates who challenged Bach.

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"It is what I and many of the others had anticipated. I think it was very clear. You can't argue with his experience and his leadership and his great knowledge about the Olympic movement and the world of sports and also the outside world. I think we are getting a great president." — Monaco IOC member Prince Albert.

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"Congratulations to Thomas Bach on this well-deserved honor after his years of dedication to the Olympic Movement. We look forward to working with him for many years to come. We also congratulate and thank President Jacques Rogge for 12 years of outstanding leadership and partnership."— NBC Group Chairman Mark Lazarus.

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"I think he knows exactly this house. He knows exactly the organization. He's been a part of the movement for a long, long time — since he was an athlete, then an IOC member."— Kuwaiti IOC member Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

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