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IOC president takes new world view

Thomas Bach, who succeeded Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president in September, already has been circling the globe while beginning his mission to reshape the Olympic movement.

The 59-year-old German visited Russia to inspect Sochi’s venues for next year’s Winter Games, South Korea to check on Pyeongchang’s preparations for 2018, and Japan to check in with the Tokyo organizers for the 2020 Summer Games, while also sitting down with the heads of state. He dropped by the Vatican to present Pope Francis with the Olympic Order, the IOC’s highest honor.

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