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Boxing, Weightlifting Among Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing 2028 Los Angeles Spots

Dec 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have been left off the initial list of 28 on the 2028 programme for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, which will be put to IOC members for approval in February.

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Dec 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top Communist Party official.

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai spoke with IOC chief Thomas Bach in a video call after that.

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Nov 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.

25 August, 2021

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

20 July, 2021

Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto


The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April

20 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach


Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire the world'

16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

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The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped

15 July, 2021

New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

Associated Press (AP)

IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'

15 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Brings Attention To Hiroshima - Some Unwanted

Associated Press (AP)

Bach is expected to place a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park, visit the Peace Memorial Museum and view the Atomic Bomb Dome.

14 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High


Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated

10 July, 2021

Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Delivers Message Of Reassurance To Athletes On Arrival In Tokyo

Associated Press (AP)

Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.

08 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Greeted By State Of Emergency


Thomas Bach's arrival comes just two weeks before the postponed Olympic Games are set to open. He largely avoided cameras and went to the International Olympic Committee's games headquarters in Tokyo

30 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Arrives In Japanese Capital On July 8; COVID-19 Infections On Rise Again


Thomas Bach is also expected to visit Hiroshima on July 16, at the same time as his vice president and colleague John Coates is to visit Nagasaki

28 May, 2021

IOC Tries To Reassure Olympic Athletes Over COVID-19 Waiver Releasing Tokyo Organisers From Liability

Associated Press (AP)

Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.

23 May, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Backlash Grows Against IOC Honchos, Many Say They Don't Value Lives Of Athletes


Tokyo Olympics organizers and the IOC say that the Games will be safe because of extensive testing and building a bubble around the athletes

22 May, 2021

Tokyo Olympics On Schedule, Says IOC Chief Thomas Bach Despite Japanese Opposition


Thomas Bach's remarks came close on the heels of IOC vice president John Coates' views that the Tokyo Games will go ahead even if the city is under a state of emergency

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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