IOC President Bach on Esports

IOC President Bach on Esports

At the IOC Session, members heard from the esports liaison group with President Thomas Bach calling for federations to develop their esports strategy to ensure they are not, as Dick Pound put it, ‘taken to the cleaners. In the subsequent press conference, Bach recognised that such platforms as Zwift are not just simulating sports, but are sports, sending a strong signal to the world that virtual sports may find a place in the Olympic programme.