Jordan will host IOC President Bach later this month

The trip will mark the first time Bach has visited the Kingdom as IOC president

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks at the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland September 8, 2022. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks at the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland September 8, 2022. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERS

History will be made this week when International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach visits the Kingdom of Jordan.

The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) will welcome Bach to the Kingdom of Jordan for the first time when he arrives September 22 for a short visit.

Bach will lead an IOC delegation to the Kingdom to learn first-hand about the sports initiatives in the country meant to encourage healthy lifestyles, while also promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

His visit will also include several high profile meetings and provide an opportunity to experience the Kingdom’s ongoing ambition to make sport accessible for all Jordanians.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Karate - Men's -67kg Kumite - Pool B - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. Abdel Rahman Almasatfa of Jordan reacts while in action against Andres Madera of Venezuela. REUTERS/Carl Recine
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Karate - Men's -67kg Kumite - Pool B - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. Abdel Rahman Almasatfa of Jordan reacts while in action against Andres Madera of Venezuela. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Jordan has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games since Moscow 1980. The Kingdom won their first ever Olympic medal when Ahmad Abughaush won gold in the men’s 68kg tournament in Taekwondo in Rio de Janeiro 2016. They would double their medal haul with a silver and a bronze in Tokyo 2020. They have never competed in the Winter Olympics.

The JOC is headed by Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein.