Thomas Bach

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Winter Olympics

An open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others said the broadcasters risk "being complicit" in "worsening human rights abuses" in China.

published on : 8th September 2021

India among aspiring hosts for Olympics in 2036 and beyond: IOC chief Thomas Bach

India is among the aspirants for hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond, Thomas Bach, the President of IOC, has said.

published on : 25th August 2021

Successful Tokyo Olympics gave confidence to entire world, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC said that the Tokyo Games were held successfully and it gave hope to the entire world.

published on : 8th August 2021

Athletes gave Tokyo 2020 a great Olympic soul, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach stated he was concerned that Tokyo 2020 could become Games without a soul after spectators were barred from the stadium.

published on : 6th August 2021

IOC chief Thomas Bach meets refugee athletes at Olympic Village

IOC chief Thomas Bach met the refugee athletes who will be competing for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Tokyo Olympics: With the games we're committing an act of faith in the future, says Thomas Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach examined the distant and not so distant past to draw lessons and hope for brighter times.

published on : 20th July 2021

IOC president Thomas Bach urges athletes to sign on the Olympic Truce Mural

Thomas Bach asked athletes and officials participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to show their support for the Olympic Truce.

published on : 19th July 2021

Will make every effort to bring vibes of the world to Tokyo 2020 venues: IOC chief Thomas Bach

Details were shared about a state-of-the-art virtual audio experience that will be used in all venues.

published on : 17th July 2021

International Olympic Committee's Thomas Bach gets mixed reaction in one-day visit to Hiroshima

Dozens of protesters were seen near the Atomic Bomb Dome with signs that read “Cancel The Olympics” and “No Bach.”

published on : 17th July 2021

IOC President Thomas Bach visit Hiroshima as Olympic Truce comes into force

Over 125 years ago, when Pierre de Coubertin revived Olympics, he saw them as a way to promote peace among nations and people and that mission continues to be at the heart of these Games, Bach said.

published on : 17th July 2021

IOC president Thomas Bach meets with Tokyo Governor Yuike Koike as Olympic opening nears

IOC president Thomas Bach met with Tokyo governor Yuike Koike on Thursday, eight days before the Summer Olympics.

published on : 15th July 2021

'We are walking the talk': IOC's Bach says fan ban proves Olympic safety pledge

Bach toured the International Broadcast Centre on Tuesday, which will be the main access Olympic spectators will have to games after COVID precautions forced a ban on fans in Tokyo.

published on : 14th July 2021

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as 'Chinese'

“Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people," Bach said.

published on : 13th July 2021

Challenges and opportunities are unprecedented for Tokyo Olympics, says IOC President

Thomas Bach arrived in Japan on Thursday, as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga was set to declare a state of emergency that resulted in a ban on fans from the Tokyo Olympics.

published on : 9th July 2021

IOC's Thomas Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency ahead of Olympics

The IOC and local organizers are attempting to hold the games during a pandemic despite opposition from the Japanese public and medical community.

published on : 8th July 2021
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