21 Jul 2017
IOC President Thomas Bach was in Warsaw this week, where he met the Polish President, Andrzej Duda.
The two leaders discussed the Olympic Movement in Poland and a number of topics of mutual interest, including cooperation at United Nations level, in particular with regard to the Olympic Truce, during an hour-long meeting at the Presidential Palace.
The President was welcomed to Poland by the President of the National Olympic Committee, Andrzej Krasnicki; and he visited the Polish National Olympic Committee headquarters, where he was able to discover the Polish Sports Museum. Whilst at the NOC headquarters, he also answered questions from members of the NOC Executive Board.
Later in the evening, the NOC demonstrated the blending of sport and culture with an evening at the Chopin Museum, where a piano recital was followed by dinner with the players.
Throughout his visit to Poland, the President was accompanied by IOC member in Poland Irena Szewinska.