Thomas Bach favourite to be named as International Olympic Committee president

German Thomas Bach is reportedly favourite to replace Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president this afternoon.

German candidate Thomas Bach is reportedly expected to be named as the new president of the International Olympic Committee.

The 59-year-old, who won gold in fencing at the 1976 Games, is one of six figures being considered for the position.

It is understood that Bach is favourite to be named as Jacques Rogge's successor this afternoon following a secret ballot, according to BBC Sport.

Rogge has held the post for the last 12 years.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013
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