1 day to go to Olympic Day: IOC President Thomas Bach honoured with Olympians Pin

22 | 6 | 2015

On the eve of Olympic Day 2015, IOC President Thomas Bach has been presented with an honorary pin by Christian Breuer, President of the German Olympians Association. President Bach was the first to receive the pin which will be presented to all members of the German Olympians Association to honour their integrity and excellence in sport.

President Bach represented Germany in Fencing at the 1976 Montreal Games where he won Gold in the team foil event.

Upon receiving the pin, President Bach, said:

“I am proud to receive this honour from the German Olympians Association. As an Olympian, I understand the discipline and dedication athletes must have in order to achieve excellence in their sport. I am thrilled to see Olympians being commemorated in this way.”

Christian Breuer, President of the German Olympians Association and a double Olympian Speed Skater who competed at the Nagano Games in 1998 and the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, said:

“This pin is our visual expression of being an Olympian, a special group of extraordinary people. It symbolizes that we are Olympians each and every day - day and night. It’s a small memento to express what we stand for in our daily life, our daily Olympism: excellence, friendship, and respect.”

All other members will receive their pins at a ceremony ahead of the German Olympians Association General Assembly which will be held next week.

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