Olympics chief Thomas Bach said athletes gave "soul" to the Tokyo Games, admitting on Friday that he feared for the event after almost all spectators were barred.
IOC chief Thomas Bach said US superstar Simone Biles had shown "Olympic spirit at its best" on Friday by cheering on her fellow gymnasts despite being sidelined with mental problems in Tokyo.
Olympics chief Thomas Bach pledged Wednesday "not to bring any risk" to Japan with the Games, seeking to reassure a sceptical public as virus cases surge just over a week before Tokyo 2020 begins.
Olympics chief Thomas Bach praised Tokyo on Tuesday as the "best-ever prepared" host city, as athletes began entering the Olympic Village 10 days before the opening ceremony.
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has been forced to postpone a visit to Japan, the Games' organising committee said Monday, as virus cases surge less than three months before the Tokyo Games.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promised to deliver a "safe, secure" Tokyo Olympics this year as he prepared to be re-elected for a second term on Wednesday.
Thomas Bach will be re-elected unopposed for a second term as Olympic chief this week, just five months before the opening ceremony of the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games and less than a year from the increasingly scrutinised 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has stated that relocating the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games to another city “is not possible” following reports that Florida has offered to host if Tokyo backs out due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Wednesday said organisers were committed to holding a "successful and safe" Tokyo Games this year, dismissing cancellation talk as "speculation" -- but admitted for the first time that fans may not be allowed.
The virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer, and there is "no plan B", International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said in an interview Thursday.
2 Dec 2020
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to be re-elected for a second term as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, the IOC announced in a statement yesterday. Bach, a native of Germany, will be the only candidate for the next presidential election, which will take place in Athens during the 137th IOC Session, March 10-12, 2021. “As…
1 Dec 2020
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday.