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Bach opened a 25-minute speech to IOC members.

Olympic Leader Thomas Bach Criticises Ukraine For Blocking Athletes From Some Paris Games Qualifiers

Ukrainian athletes have in recent weeks missed world or European championship events in judo, fencing and taekwondo, where Russians and Bel arusians could compete after being approved as neutrals.

22 June 2023

The IOC has informed IBA that it will conduct qualification events leading up to the Paris Olympics.

IBA Threatens IOC With Legal Action For Breach Of Contract

In an open letter to IOC president Thomas Bach ahead of the global sports body's executive board meeting on Tuesday, IBA has said its competition officials were being approached by IOC "without prior approval or...

27 March 2023

IOC President Thomas Bach came out in defence of Russia amidst pro-Ukraine protests.

International Olympic Committee's Thomas Bach Defends Russia Stance Amid Pro-Ukraine Protest

In a speech delivered in his native Germany, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his group's efforts to pave the road for Russian and Belarusian competitors to resume competition.

23 March 2023

The Paris Olympics are scheduled for July 26-Aug. 11, 2024.

French Investigators Search The Offices Of Paris Olympic Organisers In Suspected Corruption Probe

French investigators searched the headquarters of Paris Olympic organizers on Tuesday in a probe into suspected corruption, according to the national financial prosecutor’s office.

20 June 2023

Vadym Guttsait has pushed for a total ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics.

Ukraine Pushes For Continued Russian Olympic Exclusion

Vadym Guttsait, who is Ukraine's sports minister and leads the national Olympic committee, was sharply critical of the IOC's push to reintegrate Russia and its ally Belarus into world sports.

24 March 2023

No team has boycotted the Olympics since North Korea snubbed South for the 1988 Seoul Summer Games.

Olympic Echoes Of Boycott Era As Ukraine Vs International Olympic Committee Intensifies

The IOC responded in a statement that “it is regretful that politicians are misusing athletes and sport as tools to achieve their political objectives.”

04 February 2023

Bach speaks at the IOC board meeting in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Olympic Head Slams 'Deplorable' Government Views On Russia

Bach also suggested that those governments had “double standards” for focusing on athletes from countries involved in just one of about 70 wars and armed conflicts ongoing in the world.

30 March 2023

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Germany and Japan, the aggressors of World War II, were not invited to the 1948 London Olympics.

Russia Issue Looms For Paris Olympics, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Rebukes International Olympic Committee

Zelenskyy wants Russia excluded from taking part in Paris while its military is occupying and attacking his country.

28 January 2023

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19 July 2022
Los Angeles Olympics: Dates Announced For 2028 Games

Los Angeles Olympics: Dates Announced For 2028 Games

The opening ceremony will be on July 14. The competition will run through July 30. The Paralympic Games will be Aug. 15-27.


08 July 2022
Shinzo Abe Death: Sporting World Pays Tribute To Former Japanese PM, Key Figure In Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Shinzo Abe Death: Sporting World Pays Tribute To Former Japanese PM, Key Figure In Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Shinzo Abe, one of Japan's most powerful and influential figures, died after being shot during an election campaign speech.


21 May 2022
Russia Ban Is To Protect Athletes, Not Punish Them: IOC President Thomas Bach

Russia Ban Is To Protect Athletes, Not Punish Them: IOC President Thomas Bach

The severity of the reaction to Russia and Belarus has provoked questions of why other countries which waged wars had not previously faced the same isolation.


07 February 2022
Peng Shuai, Chinese Tennis Player, Denies Making 'Sexual Assault' Allegation

Peng Shuai, Chinese Tennis Player, Denies Making 'Sexual Assault' Allegation

The IOC released a statement saying Thomas Bach had dinner with Peng Shuai and she attended the China-Norway curling match.


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