Thomas Bach, born on December 29, 1953, in Würzburg, Germany, is a former Olympic foil fencer who achieved gold in the 1976 Summer Olympics. He holds a doctor of law degree from the University of Würzburg and is fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish. Bach's leadership roles include serving as President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and heading Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2013, he made history by becoming the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and introduced Olympic Agenda 2020, focusing on sustainability and modernization in Olympic bidding. Bach faced controversy regarding Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal but secured re-election in 2021, leaving an indelible mark on international sports.