2021 'last option' for Tokyo Games, says Olympics chief

2020-05-21 11:19

Olympics chief Thomas Bach has agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games, stressing that the postponement cannot go on forever.

Athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020 will keep 2021 spots

2020-03-27 06:31

Athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed will keep their places when the showpiece takes place in 2021.

'All options on table' over new date for Tokyo Games: Bach

2020-03-25 13:31

Olympic chief Thomas Bach says "all options are on the table" over finding a new date to hold the postponed Tokyo Games.

IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation 'not on agenda'

2020-03-23 07:15

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would not be cancelled but that a postponement was an option.

IOC to hold coronavirus crisis talks with sports bodies

2020-03-15 17:34

With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks.

Coca-Cola, Mengniu sign Olympic sponsorship deal

2019-06-24 11:22

Coca-Cola and Chinese dairy firm Mengniu have signed a deal to become joint sponsors of the Olympic Games from 2021 to 2032.

IOC chief calls Semenya case 'complicated and delicate'

2019-05-06 06:36

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has called the controversial gender case of Caster Semenya "extremely complicated and delicate".

IOC chief 'admires' breakdance moves

2019-03-28 13:52

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach admits he's a fan of breakdancing's dizzy choreograph.

IOC defends stance on Russian doping

2017-08-04 20:18

The IOC defended its stance on Russia despite being criticised for baulking at calls to ban the country outright from last year's Rio Olympics.

IOC boss: More must be done to combat doping

2016-09-25 19:37

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants governments to do more to combat drugs in sport.


Olympic chief calls for 'vigilance and patience' ahead of Tokyo Games

2020-05-16 17:28

Olympic chief Thomas Bach has called for vigilance and patience in preparations for the Tokyo Games, postponed a year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bach: Rescheduled Olympics need sacrifices from all stakeholders

2020-03-25 17:02

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says the postponed Tokyo Games will require "sacrifices and compromises" from all sides.

British Olympian attacks IOC chief over Olympics

2020-03-24 06:53

British track cyclist Callum Skinner has labelled International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach "arrogant" and "stubborn".

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics, says IOC chief

2020-03-20 06:31

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says it will be "premature" to postpone the Tokyo Games.

IOC will follow WHO advice on Olympics cancellation: Bach

2020-03-12 22:28

The IOC will follow the World Health Organisation's recommendation on whether to cancel or postpone this year's Tokyo Olympics.

IOC chief praises Brisbane as it mulls 2032 Olympics bid

2019-05-06 11:16

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach praised Brisbane as the Australian city considers a bid to host the 2032 Games.

IOC head Bach has 'sympathy' for Semenya

2019-05-04 09:35

IOC President Thomas Bach said he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the star SA runner lost her appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body.

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

2018-12-05 12:13

IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in recent memory.

IOC boss should resign, says Olympic champion

2017-02-09 17:01

Germany's Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting has called for International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to resign.

Rio organisers get grilled by IOC

2016-08-04 12:38

Rio Olympic organisers get grilled by the International Olympic Committee on the preparations and water pollution concerns.

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