Bach re-elected as IOC president
Thomas Bach proposed that "together" be added to the Olympic slogan of "faster, higher, stronger" after being re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the virtual 137th IOC Session on Wednesday.
In his acceptance speech addressing IOC members, Bach said: "We learned during this coronavirus crisis, the hard way, that we can live up to our Olympic slogan 'faster, higher, stronger', in sports and in life, only if we are working together in solidarity. The world is so interdependent that nobody can solve the real big challenges alone anymore."
"There is no doubt the opening ceremony (of Tokyo 2020) will take place on July 23," Bach reiterated in his opening remarks.