Thomas Bach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—In 20 minutes of self-directed comments to the press yesterday, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach did not address the scandal rocking the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), where high-ranking soccer officials were arrested by Swiss authorities based on corruption charges brought by the United States Department of Justice. But Bach did make sure to point out the improvements in governance that have taken place at the IOC in the last 15...

As ‘Sport and the Environment’ Conference Kicks Off in Sochi, Allegations that Dumping Threatens Water Supply

In a coincidence of timing, the AP has uncovered illegal dumping of construction debris which threatens half the water supply to Sochi - just as the new Olympic city hosts IOC members for a conference on sport and the environment. As leaders discuss whether the Olympics can have a sustainable legacy, will they address these recent concerns?