Peng Shuai

International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach on contact with Peng Shuai

Thomas Bach reiterated that the IOC will continue to remain in contact with Peng Shuai, and that he hoped to meet her in Lausanne in summer.

published on : 9th February 2022

Journalist who spoke to Peng Shuai says doubts remain

Marc Ventouillac, one of two journalists for French sports daily L'Equipe who spoke to Peng this week in a restrictive interview, says he is still unsure if she is free to say and do what she wants.

published on : 8th February 2022

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai repeats sexual assault denial

Last November, Peng Shuai wrote on the Chinese social media site Weibo that retired Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli had forced her into having a sexual relationship with him.

published on : 7th February 2022

Peng Shuai says allegation was 'enormous misunderstanding'

Peng’s accusations of sexual assault months ago against former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli were scrubbed almost immediately from the internet in China.

published on : 7th February 2022

International Olympic Committee president Bach says Peng Shuai can move freely in China

Peng last year accused a former senior Chinese Community Party official of sexual assault.

published on : 4th February 2022

EXPLAINER | Peng Shuai case shows barriers Chinese women face

Within China, however, her case has drawn little attention amid the crushing force of official censorship.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.

published on : 21st January 2022

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells paper she never wrote of being assaulted

I have never said that I wrote that anyone sexually assaulted me. I need to emphasise this point very clearly, the tennis star said.

published on : 20th December 2021

New unverified footage of Peng Shuai posted online

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, alleged former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of forcing her into sex during an on and off relationship spanning several years.

published on : 19th December 2021

Even amid China boycott, IOC still hit with Peng Shuai questions

The calls were aimed at conveying a message that Peng was safe despite being absent from public view after the three-time Olympic tennis player accused a top Chinese politician of sexual assault.

published on : 9th December 2021

'Eating melons', 'that person': Chinese dodge censors to discuss missing tennis star's case online

The 35-year-old's allegations spread on Twitter -- which is blocked in China but accessible using special Virtual Private Networks -- and sparked an international outcry.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Suspension of China events over Peng Shuai issue may go beyond 2022: Women's Tennis Association

Peng dropped out of public view after raising the allegations about former vice premier Zhang Gaoli in a November 2 social media posting that was quickly taken down by Chinese authorities.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Women's tennis body suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

Peng, Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, was not seen for more than two weeks following her allegation against a top Communist Party leader of sexual assault.

published on : 2nd December 2021

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng Shuai's ability to speak freely

Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, has dropped out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse in a social media post on Nov 2.

published on : 28th November 2021

Peng Shuai case is 'maliciously' hyped up: China on tennis star's sexual allegations

Peng, a Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, was not seen for more than two weeks after she made the accusations against former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli.

published on : 23rd November 2021
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