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.
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 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.
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.
Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.
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
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
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'
The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped
IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'
Bach is expected to place a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park, visit the Peace Memorial Museum and view the Atomic Bomb Dome.
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
Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.
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
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
Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics organizers and the IOC say that the Games will be safe because of extensive testing and building a bubble around the athletes
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
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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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