IOC chief Thomas Bach 'not nervous' about Sochi Olympics
Olympics head talks security, preparedness and Russia's stance on gays with CBC's Peter Mansbridge
Even with all the security concerns, criticism and controversy that has plagued the Sochi Winter Olympics Games over the last few months, the man at the helm of this year's event says he's not nervous.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach spoke to CBC's Peter Mansbridge in Sochi just a few days ahead of the opening ceremonies.
"I was asked whether I'm so nervous about my first Olympic Games as president," said Bach, who himself won a gold medal for West Germany during the 1976 Montreal Games. "I said I'm not nervous because I'm sleeping very well. And I still do."
During the interview, Bach said he has "full confidence" in Russia's security officials and addressed questions about whether venues and accommodations would be ready in time for the Games. He also talked about discrimination and Russia's stance on homosexuality.
"We're looking forward to the day when the sport finally starts and the world will see, here, it's about the athletes, it's about sport, and it's about the Olympic Games," Bach said.
To see the full interview, watch the video above.