Thomas Bach was afforded no gradual emergence into his role as president of the International Olympic Committee.

Within weeks of his election, the 60-year-old German was overseeing President Vladimir Putin's Sochi Olympics.

The most powerful man in Olympic sport told Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson that he has no regrets about taking the Winter Games to Russia, a country that has attracted global criticism over its anti-gay laws.

Source: Al Jazeera