Thomas Bach
Sports  /  Published 18.03.20

‘Ideal solution’ eludes Olympics

Facing their strongest headwinds in decades, Olympic chiefs acknowledged on Wednesday there was no “ideal” solution to staging the Tokyo Games even as voices of dissent grew louder amid the corona...
By TT Bureau & Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 03.03.20

IOC stays hopeful about Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s president and executive board gave further strong backing on Tuesday to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, with no talk of a postponement or move because of ...
By Reuters in Lausanne

Sports  /  Published 16.02.20

IOC chief thanks Bindra

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has thanked champion shooters Abhinav Bindra and Niccolo Campriani for their project ‘Taking Refugee’, under which they are helping ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 20.03.20

Self-isolate, urges Kohli

India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma on Friday issued a joint appeal for self-isolation to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Kohli and Anushka posted a video message on ...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 04.03.20

Tokyo still on track

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee rebuffed speculation on Wednesday that the Games might be cancelled due to deepening concern about the coronavirus outbreak, declaring tha...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 27.03.20

Tokyo posers after Games shift to 2021

Things began to unravel this week when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year — a decision announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a joint agreement with IOC president Thomas B...
By Agencies in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 25.03.20

All options on table: IOC boss

The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems but could go ahead before summer 2021.Though most peopl...
By Reuters in Athens

Sports  /  Published 14.04.20

‘No Plan B’ for Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo organisers said on Tuesday they have no “Plan B” in the event the Olympics need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, ...
By AP in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 21.05.20

Thomas Bach: 2021 or never

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the Covid-19 crisis.In March, the IOC and Japanese g...
By Agencies in London


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