IOC President said he plans to meet with tennis player Peng Shuai in January
MOSCOW, 25 Nov – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said that during a video call, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai suggested that she meet in Beijing in January.
In early November, 35-year-old Peng Shuai on her Weibo account, according to media reports, accused the former member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, former Vice Premier of the PRC State Council, 75-year-old Zhang Gaoli, of forcing her to have sex and that they had an unstable relationship for several years. This post was quickly deleted, the athlete’s accounts also disappeared from the Chinese Internet and social networks, and the athlete stopped communicating. Last Sunday, the International Olympic Committee reported that the president of the organization, Thomas Bach, spoke with Peng Shuai via video link, she said that “she is all right.”
“She assured us that she was fine, but at the moment she wants us to respect her privacy for obvious reasons. During this conversation, we offered her support and the possibility of further conversations. We also suggested that she hold a meeting when we will come to Beijing in January “, – the official website of the International Sports Press Association quotes Bach.
“We will continue to keep in touch,” he added.