17 Nov 2020
Athletes won't be required to take a coronavirus vaccine to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Tuesday, adding that mandatory shots would be "going too far".
16 Nov 2020
Olympic chief Thomas Bach said Monday he is "very, very confident" that spectators will be able to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics, as he kicked off a Japan trip to boost momentum for the pandemic-postponed Games.
21 May 2020
Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.
18 May 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday signed an agreement to work together to promote health through sport and physical activity
16 May 2020
Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Saturday called for vigilance and patience in preparations for the Tokyo Summer Games, postponed a year until 2021
29 Apr 2020
The postponement to 2021 of the Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "several hundred million dollars", its president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
22 Apr 2020
An open conflict broke out between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday over who will pay for the unprecedented year-long postponement, reports theglobeandmail.com.
3 Apr 2020
International Olympics Committee (IOC) President, Dr. Thomas Bach has commended the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Athletes Commission for its initiative in creating awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic
26 Mar 2020
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach wants a new date for Tokyo 2020 agreed “as soon as possible” after taking the decision to move the Games to 2021, reports independent.co.uk.
24 Mar 2020
Japan's prime minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year Tuesday in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.
22 Mar 2020
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda".
20 Mar 2020
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said it would be "premature" to postpone the Tokyo Games Thursday but admitted the body was "considering different scenarios" as the coronavirus pandemic advances.