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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 10, 2021
Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing included in initial program for Los Angeles Olympics
The inclusion of the three sports was a major success among young viewers during the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Dec 9, 2021
Thomas Bach defends IOC's role in Peng Shuai case
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has defended the organization's handling of its contact with tennis player Peng Shuai, who disappeared from public view after making a sexual assault accusation against a powerful Chinese official.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 9, 2021
IOC welcomes support for Olympic teams despite growing diplomatic boycott
'We welcome that they (athletes) will be there, we welcome that they are supported by their national governments. The rest is politics,' IOC President Thomas Bach said.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 17, 2021
IOC introduces new framework for transgender athletes
The new guidance comes just months after New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard in Tokyo became the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics Games.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 17, 2021
IOC wants wider consultation with FIFA over World Cup plans
The IOC raised concerns over the impact a World Cup every two years could have on other sports, players' welfare and an increase of men's events impacting gender equality.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 30, 2021
Beijing Olympics to allow spectators from mainland China
Tickets for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be sold to spectators from mainland China only, while unvaccinated athletes must spend 21 days in quarantine ahead of the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 9, 2021
IOC suspends North Korea through 2022 for skipping Tokyo Games
'With its non-participation, they were violating the Olympic charter and did not fulfill their obligation,' IOC President Thomas Bach said
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 8, 2021
IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in Japan for Tokyo Olympics
The IOC president arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport amid rising concern the Olympics could trigger a further surge in infections.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 2, 2021
U.S. media say COVID-19 measures at Tokyo Olympics go against press freedoms
Sports editors from over 10 major U.S. media outlets have sent a letter of protest to organizers of the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 28, 2021
IOC weighs addition of pandemic-boosted virtual sports to Olympics
The inaugural virtual sports series marked the global sports body's first foray into an online gaming world that has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 11, 2021
IOC President Thomas Bach to arrive for Tokyo Games in July
Bach's planned trip to Japan in mid-May was postponed due to the situation of the pandemic in Tokyo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 11, 2021
IOC set to vote on Brisbane as 2032 Olympic host in July
The International Olympic Committee's executive board unanimously decided to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 10, 2021
IOC expects 80% of athletes and coaches at Tokyo Games to be vaccinated
The IOC expects a decision on domestic fan attendance to be made 'around the end of June.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 4, 2021
JOC executive board member says Tokyo Olympics have already lost meaning
'The power of sports' is of little comfort to people worried about the medical situation and their future lives.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 28, 2021
IOC President Thomas Bach says athletes can travel to Tokyo with confidence
Bach has previously said 80% of the 10,500 athletes expected in Japan would be vaccinated and on Thursday he urged Olympians to get their shots if they could.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 27, 2021
IOC's Dick Pound says 'political posturing' behind some calls to cancel Olympics
Several polls have shown the majority of the public is opposed to holding the games this summer.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 20, 2021
IOC President Thomas Bach to arrive for Tokyo Games on July 12
Bach had originally planned to visit the country this month, but his trip was postponed due to a resurgence of coronavirus infections across Japan.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 15, 2021
Athletes willing and eager to participate in Tokyo Olympics
Athletes have apparently not been deterred by the conditions they will likely compete under in Tokyo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 13, 2021
IOC expresses confidence despite public opposition to Tokyo Games
As things stand now we are moving full ahead. We continue to plan for full games. That's the way it has to be for us,' IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 23, 2021
Olympic gold medalist Callum Skinner says IOC can't stop athletes from protesting in Tokyo
'If an athlete wants to take the knee, they will take the knee.'

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