Chinese President Xi Jinping visits IOC in Lausanne (Photos)

IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge, IOC Vice-President Yu Zaiqing, IOC Members from China Li Lingwei and Yang Yang, as well as IOC Member and ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah welcome the Chinese President Xi Jinping for his visit to the Olympic Capital.

This is the first visit by the Chinese Head of State to the International Olympic Committee.

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping

Association of National Olympic Committees President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping.

(From left to right: Chinese President Xi Jinping, IOC Vice-President Mr. Yu Zaiqing, Association of National Olympic Committees President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah)

President Xi signed the IOC’s visitors’ book at the original desk belonging to Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Olympic Movement.

Visit IOC website here and here for more information, photos and news on President Xi’s historical visit to the IOC.