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All The Best: Bach

International Olympic Committee president (IOC) Thomas Bach has conveyed his best wishes for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby in July this year. And hopes the regional meet will
02 May 2015 08:03
All The Best: Bach
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (holding rugby ball). with members of the Army rugby team at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. Photo: Matai Akauola

International Olympic Committee president (IOC) Thomas Bach has conveyed his best wishes for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby in July this year.

And hopes the regional meet will be a success.

Addressing the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) in Suva yesterday, Bach says the participation of Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Games shows the power of sport for peace.

“As you prepare for the 2015 Pacific Games in PNG in just a couple of weeks, it will be the first time that Australia and New Zealand will participate.

“From their participation, you can see the power of sport for peace.

“It’s progress in every aspect and I really hope the Pacific Games will offer great success to you. You deserve success with all the preparation and efforts you’ve made towards the competition,” Bach said.

President Bach told OSFO members his visit to the region was to promote the importance of Olympic Agenda 2020 policy to Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) members.

“Feeling the spirit of cooperation between the Federations and NOCs, and recognising the great efforts you all are undertaking in your federation to promote sports, to have dialogue with society and to contribute to health and better education.

“These are all initiatives which are encouraged by the Olympic Agenda 2020 to make ourselves aware of the values we have to offer to society.”

President Bach encouraged OSFO members, NOCs and sporting federation in the region to actively participate in the implementation of the Olympic Agenda.

“These principles apply to three pillars of Olympic Agenda – the sustainability pillar, credibility pillar and the Youth pillar.”

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