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Peng Shuai has appeared in public, but concerns about her safety not going away

Hu Xijin, the editor of the state-owned newspaper Global Times, said on Twitter on Monday that Peng Shuai's appearance should be enough to ease worries of "those who truly care about (the) safety of Peng Shuai". China has officially not responded about the concerns being raised.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is seen having a virtual discussion with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in Lausanne, Switzerland, on November 21.(Reuters Photo)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is seen having a virtual discussion with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in Lausanne, Switzerland, on November 21.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 08:00 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai raises more questions

Concern grew in the last week for the former No. 1-ranked doubles player — who hadn't been seen since accusing a senior Chinese official of sexual assault on Nov. 2.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has a virtual discussion with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 21, 2021.(via REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has a virtual discussion with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in Lausanne, Switzerland, November 21, 2021.(via REUTERS)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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Peng Shuai says she is safe in video call with Olympic official -IOC

Photos and videos of Peng at a tournament in Beijing earlier on Sunday had earlier done little to dampen international concerns, following a nearly three-week public absence after she alleged that a former senior Chinese official sexually assaulted her.
China's Peng Shuai(AP)
China's Peng Shuai(AP)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 10:14 PM IST
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IOC walks back on trans athlete rules, but gaps remain

IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility.
IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility. (Representational image)(AFP/Getty Images)
IOC released new guidelines on Tuesday related to participation of transgender and intersex athletes, dropping its earlier stance of using the levels of natural testosterone in a sportsperson as the determining factor for their eligibility. (Representational image)(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief

After it was rebuilt to make it the world's largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as `Narendra Modi Stadium' by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021.
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief(ANI )
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief(ANI )
Published on Oct 09, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. The unspecified amount — potentially millions of dollars — had been withheld because of international sanctions.
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
North Korea formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC(AP)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

  • North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show(TWITTER/BEIJING2022)
IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show(TWITTER/BEIJING2022)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 11:49 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne [switzerland]

Tenure issue raised ahead of NRAI poll

The ministry forwarded the letter to NRAI for response. Yadav alleged Singh was seeking a “4th term as president of NRAI whereas Sports Code specifically permits only three terms.”
Questions raised over the manner in which the NRAI is conducting its elections(Getty Images)
Questions raised over the manner in which the NRAI is conducting its elections(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 09:11 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

IOC says its former president Jacques Rogge has died at 79

Jacques Rogge, the Olympic sailor and orthopedic surgeon from Belgium who led the International Olympic Committee as president for 12 years, has died.
IOC says its former president Jacques Rogge has died at 79(TWITTER/IOC)
IOC says its former president Jacques Rogge has died at 79(TWITTER/IOC)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 10:24 PM IST
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AP | , Lausanne

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 even beyond, Bach said in a report in the 'Wall Street Journal'.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism

Claims by runners originally from South Sudan about a controlling management style and being denied chances to earn money from races and sponsors were detailed this month by Time magazine.
IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism(File)
IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism(File)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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PTI | , Tokyo

IOC hopes spectators can attend Beijing Games

  • The IOC official monitoring preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games says he hopes spectators from all over the world will be allowed to travel to China watch the next Olympics in person.
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)
A sculpture depicts Olympic figure skaters for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 12:11 PM IST
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PTI | , Beijing

Faster, higher, stronger and now 'together', IOC adds fourth Olympic motto

The Olympic motto was amended to "faster, higher, stronger - together" during the International Olympic Committee's session here on Tuesday as the world waited for the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games to begin on July 23.
Faster, higher, stronger and now 'together', IOC adds fourth Olympic motto.(AP)
Faster, higher, stronger and now 'together', IOC adds fourth Olympic motto.(AP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 01:47 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Refugee Team head Tegla Loroupe tests positive - Report

Loroupe tested positive before the team was to depart its Doha, Qatar, training base for Tokyo.
Former distance runner Tegla Loroupe (R) has tested positive for COVID-19, claims report(AP)
Former distance runner Tegla Loroupe (R) has tested positive for COVID-19, claims report(AP)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 03:45 PM IST
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PTI | , Tokyo

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

The Olympic approach is different to soccer in Europe where UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has personally hung medals around the necks of players at competition finals in recent weeks.
The large Olympic rings are displayed in the Odaiba section of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)
The large Olympic rings are displayed in the Odaiba section of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics(AP)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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AP | , Tokyo

Official in IOC refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19

The official, who has been isolated by the Qatari Public Authorities, is considered asymptomatic and doing well.
An official of the IOC's refugee team has tested positive for COVID-19(AP)
An official of the IOC's refugee team has tested positive for COVID-19(AP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 02:57 PM IST
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PTI | , Doha

IOA asks 5 Tokyo-bound COVID-19 recovered athletes to get first dose of vaccine

The IOA said 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine. The body said that there are 62 fully vaccinated athletes, including four para-athletes.
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)
Indian Olympic Association(HT Archive)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Tokyo Olympics on schedule, says IOC chief Bach despite Japanese opposition

IOC chief Thomas Bach asserted that the Tokyo Olympics will go on as scheduled despite opposition from the majority of the Japanese population.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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IOC President Bach to visit Japan from July 12 ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Plans for Bach to visit Japan in May were postponed because of a government-issued state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus infections.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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Reuters | , Tokyo

IOC offers Tokyo medical help amid call for cancellation

IOC President Thomas Bach said he anticipated more than 80% of those staying in the Olympic Village would be vaccinated. Reports locally say that Japan's Olympic delegation will begin getting vaccinated in June.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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AP | , Tokyo

Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games cancelled

The Olympics are scheduled to open in just 10 weeks on July 23 in the midst of a pandemic with Tokyo and other areas under a state of emergency. Cases continue to rise in Japan, where less than 2% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games cancelled(Twitter)
Petition with 350,000 signatures wants Tokyo Games cancelled(Twitter)
Published on May 14, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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AP | , Tokyo

Fear Of Missing Out keeps athletes onside for Tokyo

With IOC President Thomas Bach having made it clear another postponement is not an option, cancellation would be the only alternative to proceeding.
Olympic ring in Tokyo(Getty Images)
Olympic ring in Tokyo(Getty Images)
Updated on May 13, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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Reuters | , Sydney

IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition

With less than three months to go before the Games begin on July 23, Japan is battling a surge in coronavirus infections.
IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition(Getty Images)
IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition(Getty Images)
Published on May 12, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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Sindhu, Michelle Li appointed ambassadors for IOC's 'Believe in Sport' campaign

Sindhu and Li will be working alongside other athlete ambassadors from around the world to raise awareness on the topic of competition manipulation amongst athletes and entourage.
PV Sindhu (L), Canada's Michelle Li (R)(HT Collage)
PV Sindhu (L), Canada's Michelle Li (R)(HT Collage)
Published on May 03, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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ANI | , Tokyo

Olympic President Bach to visit Japan in May, meet PM Suga - media

  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Japan in May, the Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, as the nation struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases before the start of the Games.
File Photo of IOC President, Thomas Bach.(REUTERS)
File Photo of IOC President, Thomas Bach.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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Thomas Bach re-elected as IOC president until 2025

  • Bach said Tokyo was “the best prepared Olympic city ever” and reiterated the games would open on July 23 despite restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 09:49 PM IST
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Will bid to host 2048 Olympic Games: Delhi CM Kejriwal

  • The process of selection of candidate cities for the Olympic Games is a long-drawn one and is divided into two phases, according to the guidelines mentioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, at Delhi Legislative Assembly, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, at Delhi Legislative Assembly, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tokyo Olympics boxing qualifier cancellation disaster for Indian boxers: Nieva

The IOC cancelled the final global Olympic qualifying event in Paris due to problems posed by Covid-19. Only nine Indians have qualified and four more were hoping to make it.
Indian boxing team’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva(Twitter)
Indian boxing team’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva(Twitter)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 11:30 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

India's boxing contingent for Tokyo Olympics unlikely to go past 9

India's boxing contingent for Tokyo Olympics unlikely to go past 9 as world qualifiers cancelled
File image of The words boxing gloves.(REUTERS)
File image of The words boxing gloves.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 06:54 PM IST
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IOC says speculating on Tokyo Olympics is damaging athletes

The International Olympic Committee and organizers in Japan have repeatedly insisted there is no Plan B for the Tokyo Games, which were already postponed by one year during the coronavirus pandemic.
IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 09:29 AM IST
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