International Olympic Committee President

Tokyo Olympics to go ahead despite outbreak threat

Bach told Japanese media in a conference call that the IOC “is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo, starting July 24”.

Asked whether there were alternatives to holding the Olympics as scheduled, as suggested in a recent interview with IOC member Dick Pound, Bach only said, “I'll not add fuel to the flames of speculation”.

PNG commended for living Olympic values

Thomas Bach made this statement soon after his arrival in Port Moresby.

President Bach arrived late in the afternoon of May 8th at the Jackson’s International Airport VIP Terminal.

There he was met by a delegation comprising of Vice Sports Minister Wesley Raminai, PNG Sports Foundation CEO, Peter Tsiamalili Jnr, PNG Olympic Committee president Sir John Dawanincura and his general-secretary, Auvita Rapilla.

At his welcome reception at APEC Haus, Bach commended PNG for practicing the Olympic values of friendship, equality and respect, among others.