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Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Russians, Belarusians To Compete As 'Neutral Athletes'

Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Russians, Belarusians To Compete As 'Neutral Athletes'

The International Paralympic Committee says the two countries can 'compete under the Paralympic flag and not be included in the medal table'.

02 March 2022
Ukraine Invasion Puts Russia's Elite Sports Status At Risk

Ukraine Invasion Puts Russia's Elite Sports Status At Risk

In addition to widespread condemnation, Russia's move into Ukraine was disparaged by major sports organizations, including the IOC.

27 February 2022

Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will...

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging...

08 December 2021

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai...

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22 November 2021
Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored...


19 October 2021
2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.


25 August 2021
India Interested In Hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

India Interested In Hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

Even after Brisbane, Australia, was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC enjoys a queue of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and...


20 July 2021
Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto

Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto

The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April


20 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach

Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach

Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire...


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16 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped


15 July 2021
New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'


15 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Brings Attention To Hiroshima - Some Unwanted

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Brings Attention To Hiroshima - Some Unwanted

Bach is expected to place a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park, visit the Peace Memorial Museum and view the Atomic Bomb Dome.


14 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High

Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High

Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated


10 July 2021
Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Delivers Message Of Reassurance To Athletes On Arrival In Tokyo

Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Delivers Message Of Reassurance To Athletes On Arrival In Tokyo

Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.


08 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Greeted By State Of Emergency

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Greeted By State Of Emergency

Thomas Bach's arrival comes just two weeks before the postponed Olympic Games are set to open. He largely avoided cameras and went to the International Olympic...


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30 June 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Arrives In Japanese Capital On July 8; COVID-19 Infections On Rise Again

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Arrives In Japanese Capital On July 8; COVID-19 Infections On Rise Again

Thomas Bach is also expected to visit Hiroshima on July 16, at the same time as his vice president and colleague John Coates is to visit Nagasaki


28 May 2021
IOC Tries To Reassure Olympic Athletes Over COVID-19 Waiver Releasing Tokyo Organisers From Liability

IOC Tries To Reassure Olympic Athletes Over COVID-19 Waiver Releasing Tokyo Organisers From Liability

Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.


23 May 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Backlash Grows Against IOC Honchos, Many Say They Don't Value Lives Of Athletes

Tokyo Olympics: Backlash Grows Against IOC Honchos, Many Say They Don't Value Lives Of Athletes

Tokyo Olympics organizers and the IOC say that the Games will be safe because of extensive testing and building a bubble around the athletes


22 May 2021
Tokyo Olympics On Schedule, Says IOC Chief Thomas Bach Despite Japanese Opposition

Tokyo Olympics On Schedule, Says IOC Chief Thomas Bach Despite Japanese Opposition

Thomas Bach's remarks came close on the heels of IOC vice president John Coates' views that the Tokyo Games will go ahead even if the city is under a state of...


19 May 2021
IOC Offers Tokyo Medical Help Amid Call For Olympics Cancellation

IOC Offers Tokyo Medical Help Amid Call For Olympics Cancellation

Thomas Bach attempted to assure the Japanese public and athletes coming to Tokyo that the IOC will hold 'safe and secure' Olympics in the midst of the pandemic


10 May 2021
Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Cancels Japan Trip Because Of COVID-19 Cases

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Cancels Japan Trip Because Of COVID-19 Cases

The postponement is an embarrassment to the IOC and local organizers with the Tokyo Olympics opening in just over 10 weeks


07 May 2021
Tokyo Olympic Head Says, IOC president Thomas Bach Visit To Japan Could Be 'Tough'

Tokyo Olympic Head Says, IOC president Thomas Bach Visit To Japan Could Be 'Tough'

The postponed Olympics are to open in only 11 weeks, on July 23, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.


11 March 2021
International Olympic Committee And China Make Coronavirus Vaccine Deal For Tokyo, Beijing Games

International Olympic Committee And China Make Coronavirus Vaccine Deal For Tokyo, Beijing Games

The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing are scheduled for February


10 March 2021
Thomas Bach Re-elected As International Olympic Committee President Until 2025

Thomas Bach Re-elected As International Olympic Committee President Until 2025

The German lawyer was unopposed and won the vote 93-1, with four members abstaining


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