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IOC Offers Tokyo Medical Help Amid Call For Olympics Cancellation

May 19, 2021 Agencies

Thomas Bach attempted to assure the Japanese public and athletes coming to Tokyo that the IOC will hold 'safe and secure' Olympics in the midst of the pandemic

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Cancels Japan Trip Because Of COVID-19 Cases

May 10, 2021 Agencies

The postponement is an embarrassment to the IOC and local organizers with the Tokyo Olympics opening in just over 10 weeks

Tokyo Olympic Head Says, IOC president Thomas Bach Visit To Japan Could Be 'Tough'

The postponed Olympics are to open in only 11 weeks, on July 23, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.

International Olympic Committee And China Make Coronavirus Vaccine Deal For Tokyo, Beijing Games

Mar 11, 2021 Agencies

The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing are scheduled for February

Thomas Bach Re-elected As International Olympic Committee President Until 2025

The German lawyer was unopposed and won the vote 93-1, with four members abstaining

28 January, 2021

Athletes Can Get In Line For Vaccines Like Everyone

Associated Press (AP)

Thomas Bach made that clear Wednesday when he vowed that the Olympics would be staged in July and that this time there is no back up plan.

28 January, 2021

International Olympic Committee Says Speculating On Tokyo Olympics Is Damaging Athletes

Associated Press (AP)

The Tokyo Games are scheduled to open on July 23, with 11,000 athletes competing in 33 sports.

22 January, 2021

Amid Cancellation Talk, Tokyo Olympics 'Focused On Hosting'

Associated Press (AP)

Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic

17 December, 2020

IOC Accused Of Ignoring Human Rights For 2022 Beijing Games As Activists Speaks Against China's 'Orwellian' State


Rights groups speaking for Tibetans, Uighurs and others representing Hong Kong have sent an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

18 November, 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Many Rules, No Partying, No Hanging Around


From the opening ceremony to life in the village on Tokyo Bay, the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will be like no other

17 November, 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes Vaccination Not 'Individual' Decision, Says IOC President Thomas Bach

Associated Press (AP)

On Tuesday Bach was visiting the Athletes' Village alongside Tokyo Bay, and the new $1.4 National Stadium in central Tokyo.

17 July, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach Warns Against Olympic Boycotts, Seeks Re-election


Thomas Bach seems certain to get four more years in 2021 after almost half of the 100 IOC members praised him in an online version of their annual meeting

09 June, 2020

IOA President Narrinder Batra Denies Flouting Rules, Writes To IOC


Sudhanshu Mittal's allegation is that the IOA constitution of 2013, as approved by the IOC, provided that the presidential candidate will have to be a member of the preceding executive council and Narinder Batra was not at that time

27 May, 2020

Olympic Chief Thomas Bach Consults With IOC Members Over Coronavirus Fallout


Thomas Bach warned last week that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever

21 May, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Would Have To Be Cancelled If Not Held In 2021: IOC Chief Thomas Bach

Outlook Web Bureau

IOC president Thomas Bach admits that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer

16 May, 2020

Olympic Chief Calls For 'Vigilance And Patience' Ahead Of Tokyo Games


In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the IOC in March took the historic decision to postpone the Games

29 April, 2020

Postponing Tokyo Olympic Games Will Cost IOC 'Several Hundred Million Dollars', Says Thomas Bach


Thomas Bach wrote in a letter to the Olympic movement, warning that, while the IOC would honour its financial obligations to Tokyo, it would probably have to make cuts

11 April, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach's Japan Visit Cancelled Due To Coronavirus


Thomas Bach was to visit Japan to check on preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games that was earlier postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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.

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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