Olympic boss backs down

By Bernard Josephs, September 17, 2013

The International Olympic Committee’s president-elect Thomas Bach has said he would resign as head of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry that facilitates trade boycotts of Israel.

Mr Bach had come under fire from Jewish groups over his stewardship of the organisation, which helps German companies ensure that their products meet the import requirements of Arab governments, some of which ban products and services from Israel.

Last updated: 6:45pm, September 17 2013