International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was one of the most searched for this month for the IOC’s shocking silence on the disappearance of Mr. Peng Shuai, Chinese tennis player denounces senior minister of the Communist Party of China Zhang Gaoli for assaulting and forcing her to have sex a decade ago.
With Peng’s official account banned and her posts taken down, there has been a growing tension in the world regarding her safety and well-being as it has been more than 3 weeks since someone have heard of her or seen her. While the IOC claimed that it had a video call with the player, there were doubts about the legitimacy of the claim due to the IOC’s earlier statement of maintaining ‘silent diplomacy’ on the matter. this.
Peng was recently spotted at a tennis event and her pictures and videos from the event were circulated by a top Chinese minister and while many are reassured she is all right. unharmed, quite a few people weren’t completely reassured about her safety from massive Chinese censorship. content and the belief that, amid international pressure, content images could be released.
In the midst of all this IOC debacle, an old photo from 2016 of Thomas Bach and Zhang Gaoli is going viral on the internet and it is believed that the two have a close relationship and use that influence, The Chinese government has ensured that the IOC is still pretty much around due to the growing protests to annulment 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, then the Winter Olympics.
WTA remains uneasy about Peng’s safety despite Thomas Bach’s claims
Head of WTA Steve Simon remains skeptical of Peng’s safety despite Bach and the IOC claiming to have spoken to the player who requested privacy. With the threat of canceling all WTA tournaments in China from next season and the rise of protests Beijing Olympics 2022, China and the IOC are currently under a lot of pressure to solve the problem quickly.
With the White House also involved in the controversy and the US and UK taking a stance to have a ‘diplomatic boycott’ in the games next year, the next few weeks will decide the fate of the Olympics.
https://firstsportz.com/tennis-twitteratis-berate-ioc-president-thomas-bach-after-his-photo-with-zhang-gaoli-accused-in-the-peng-shuai-case-goes-viral/ “The IOC is now another mouthpiece of China” Twitteratis scolded IOC President Thomas Bach after a photo of him with Zhang Gaoli, alleged in the Peng Shuai case, went viral.