German sports body appoints Bach successor
Germany’s national sports body appointed Alfons Hoermann as
president on Saturday, filling the position vacated by Thomas Bach
when he took over as president of the International Olympic
The 53-year-old Hoermann has been head of the German skiing
federation since 2005.
He received 434 votes from 459 delegates Saturday for a one-year
term in charge of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. A vote
for another four-year term will take place in December 2014.
Bach, who led the German sports body for seven years before
leaving to take the IOC’s top job, was selected honorary
Hans-Peter Kraemer served as interim president after Bach
succeeded Jacques Rogge as IOC president in September.