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THOMAS BACH

IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during an interview in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.
OLYMPICS
Apr 28, 2024
Interest in hosting Olympics 'never so high,' says IOC boss
After a string of Games in wealthy democracies, 2036 could be an opportunity for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Indonesia or India.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks on the first day of the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai on Sunday.
OLYMPICS
Oct 16, 2023
IOC members call on Bach to stay on past 2025
Elected in 2013, Bach is due to step down in 2025 in line with current Olympic Charter rules.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 29, 2023
IOC backs return of individual Russian athletes, punts on Paris Games
The move to 'postpone' the decision about Russian and Belarusian athletes competing at the 2024 Olympics was welcomed by Ukraine.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2023
Ukrainian athletes push back on Thomas Bach's Russian stance
Current and former competitors say that Russian athletes shouldn't be allowed to compete at next year's Paris Olympics under any circumstances.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2023
IOC President Thomas Bach responds to Ukraine's call to boycott Paris Games
Bach said Ukraine's efforts in 'pressuring' other countries to boycott the 2024 Games was 'extremely regrettable.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 20, 2022
IOC chief Thomas Bach faces 'dilemma' over Russian athletes
The International Olympic Committee has agreed to 'explore' a proposal allowing athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete in international events in Asia.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 16, 2022
IOC at odds with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over Russian athletes at Olympics
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the Olympics have a unifying mission when he spoke to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who called for a ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes, the IOC said on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Oct 2, 2022
Russia slams idea of making athletes condemn war in order to compete
Responding to a proposal from IOC President Thomas Bach, one sports federation chief said Olympic participation should not require athletes to become 'traitors.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2022
IOC's Bach praises Japan's coordination behind Sapporo 2030 bid
The Hokkaido capital, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in holding the 2030 games and faces rival bids from Salt Lake City and Vancouver.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 4, 2022
IOC President Thomas Bach says Ukrainian 'flag will fly high' at upcoming Olympics
Speaking during a visit to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Bach pledged to increase the amount of IOC funding for athletes from the war-torn nation.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 10, 2022
Olympic champion Maria Lasitskene calls on IOC head Thomas Bach to lift sanctions against Russian athletes
Lasitskene, who is also a three-time world champion, said in an impassioned open letter that her Russian passport was being used as a 'trump card' by World Athletics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 20, 2022
Controversial Beijing Olympics reach finish line
Japan had its best-ever showing at a Winter Games with 18 medals in an event that will be remembered for its complicated circumstances as much as its thrilling athletic displays.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 18, 2022
Kremlin hits back at Olympic chief's criticism of Kamila Valieva coach
'When I saw how she was received by the closest entourage with such a tremendous coolness, it was chilling to see this,' Bach said.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
Japan and U.S. teams may receive torches instead of medals while Kamila Valieva's doping case remains open
The torches are seen as placeholder gifts for the figure skaters who will leave the Olympics without their medals.
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
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
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2021
Japan's top COVID-19 adviser slams IOC's Bach over return to Tokyo
Shigeru Omi questioned the IOC chief's decision to visit the capital again, since the government has been urging people to stay at home and telework to help curb coronavirus infections.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 18, 2021
IOC's Thomas Bach to return to Tokyo for Paralympics opening ceremony
Bach is likely to arrive Monday, the day before the opening event at the National Stadium.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 14, 2021
PETA calls on IOC president to remove equestrian events from Olympics
In an incident that went viral on social media, Germany's Annika Schleu was filmed whipping her horse Saint Boy after he refused to jump during the modern pentathlon competition.

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