18 January 2020

Sergey Bubka and Thomas Bach awarded third editions of the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award

This year, Malcolm Arnold OBE, coach of three Olympic champions in athletics, and Ulla Koch, who lead athletes to 34 international medals, were presented with their awards in a ceremony at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne.

  • IOC President Thomas Bach and Chair of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission Sergey Bubka presented Ulla and Malcolm with their awards respectively.
  • Both winners were hailed as “extraordinary coaches” at the ceremony.
  • Several attendees paid homage to Ulla and Malcolm, including their families and friends and those who nominated them.

At the third edition of the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award, Malcolm Arnold OBE and Ulla Koch were rewarded for their extensive dedication to training and developing successful athletes.

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