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    We need a new civil right (Opinion) UN science panel to release key report on climate change Video player from: NBC Olympics (privacy policy) In a conversation with Mike Tirico, IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the Tokyo Olympics and looks ahead to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. More Olympic coverage Latest news Full schedule Medal count Event info
    TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach declares the Tokyo Olympics officially closed, saying they were a success despite the pandemic. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More On: 2020 olympics Ryan Lochte worried about becoming a ‘failure’ if he doesn’t make Olympics Twitter pokes fun at Canada’s denim-clad Olympic closing ceremony look The Olympics could still get canceled Japan to add Tokyo, other areas to COVID-19 ‘quasi-emergency’ state TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach has canceled a trip to Japan because of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Monday in a statement. Bach was to visit Hiroshima next Monday and meet the torch relay and then probably travel to Tokyo. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said last week that the trip would be “tough” for Bach to make, which was interpreted in Japan as meaning it was canceled. The trip was made impossible because of a state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country that has been extended until May 31. The state of emergency was to have ended on Tuesday. The statement said Bach’s visit would be made “as soon a possible.” The postponement is an embarrassment to the IOC and local organizers with...
    Thomas Bach was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for a final four-year term with his immediate focus on this year’s delayed Tokyo Games. The German lawyer was unopposed and won the vote 93-1, with four members abstaining, following an opening eight-year mandate dominated by the Russian doping scandal and the first Olympics to be postponed in peacetime. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming vote of confidence and trust," Bach said during an online meeting of IOC members. Bach said Tokyo was "the best prepared Olympic city ever" and reiterated the games would open on July 23 despite restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The question is not whether, the question is how these Olympic Games will take place," he said. Because of the pandemic, Bach spoke to a wall of screens connecting members online instead of at a meeting scheduled for June in Athens. Bach’s presidency has been through problems before, however. "Let us not forget the sea of troubles...
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Thomas Bach was re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for a final four-year term with his immediate focus on this year’s delayed Tokyo Games. The German lawyer was unopposed and won the vote 93-1, with four members abstaining, following an opening eight-year mandate dominated by the Russian doping scandal and the first Olympics to be postponed in peacetime. "Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming vote of confidence and trust,” Bach said during an online meeting of IOC members. Bach said Tokyo was “the best prepared Olympic city ever” and reiterated the games would open on July 23 despite restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The question is not whether, the question is how these Olympic Games will take place,” he said. Because of the pandemic, Bach spoke to a wall of screens connecting members online instead of at a meeting scheduled for June in Athens. Uncertainty in the past year extended a theme of Bach’s presidency — turmoil for games...
    Homeland Security worries extremists emboldened by Capitol riots may cause more violence What is this bull----: Fauci explains how he challenged Trump and his people on COVID-19 IOC president Thomas Bach: Focus is not if Tokyo Olympics will happen – but how International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Wednesday offered a spirited defense of how and why he is confident the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as scheduled this summer, despite long-simmering doubts due to COVID-19. IOC to wait as long as possible on decision to cancel Olympics USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Remembering Kobe: His final interview, his death and his legacy USA TODAY SPORTS Blue Jays sign top free agent George Springer to $150 million deal USA TODAY SPORTS What it will take for the new Texans GM to save a dysfunctional organization USA TODAY SPORTS Whats next for the Mets after firing GM Jared Porter USA TODAY SPORTS NY Mets fire GM Jared Porter after he...
    Tyler Perry donates $100k to Breonna Taylors boyfriends legal defense fund Why Costco can be such an annoying place to shop Tokyo Is the Best-Ever Prepared Olympic City. IOC President Thomas Bach on Why the 2020 Games Will Go Ahead Despite record COVID-19 infections in Japan and elsewhere in the world, the country is plowing ahead with plans to hold the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics next summer. In mid-November, before Japan’s resurgent coronavirus outbreak, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach visited Tokyo to inspect facilities, saying the Games “would be the light at the end of this dark tunnel.” © Behrouz Mehri-Pool/Getty Images International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, wearing a face mask, speaks to the media during a visit to the National Stadium, main venue for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on November 17, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The cost of cancellation is astronomical: Japan has spent more than $12 billion preparing for the Games, though some estimates put the true cost at around $26 billion when infrastructure investment, and an extra billion or...
    Georgia runoff poll worker recruitment faces holiday and Covid challenges EU regulator to decide on Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab first IOC President Bach runs unopposed to stay on until 2025 BERLIN (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is set to remain in office until 2025 as he will run unopposed next year for a second term, the IOC said on Tuesday. © Reuters/POOL Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President speaks to the media as he visits the National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo Bach succeeded outgoing president Jacques Rogge in 2013 after prevailing over five other candidates in an election in Buenos Aires. Presidents are limited to two terms in office under the rules of the Olympic body. The length of the first presidential term is eight years with re-election securing another four years in office. "The members of the IOC were informed today... that President Thomas Bach will be the only candidate for the presidential election, which will be held during the 137th IOC Session in Athens in...
    This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way Election 2020 Today: Bidens economic team, Emanuel weighed Thomas Bach unopposed in bid for second term as IOC president: official Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday. © Du Xiaoyi Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said Bach, a 66-year-old German lawyer, is set to be confirmed for a second and final four-year term at an IOC session in March in Athens. Bach was initially elected for an eight-year term as Olympic chief in September 2013, taking over from Belgian Jacques Rogge. If re-elected, Bach's term will end in 2025, a year after the Paris Olympics. The next term for the IOC presidency will start after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will now take place from July 23-Aug 8, 2021, having been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bach, who won gold for West Germany in the foil fencing team event at the...
    TOKYO bosses are meeting with the IOC next week to discuss “simplifying” the 2021 Games. Next year’s Olympics and Paralympics will undergo drastic changes to reduce financial costs after the one-year rescheduling. 2Plans to simplify next summer's Olympics and Paralympics will be discussed next weekCredit: PA:Press Association Japanese chiefs also need to ensure the safety of 14,400 Olympians and Paralympians following the global Covid-19 pandemic. The IOC Coordination Commission will be hosted by influential chairman John Coates on Thursday and Friday. Among the measures being discussed are border controls, Covid-19 venue countermeasures, dealing with infected people, pre-Games training camps, non-essential transport and entry isolation periods. The Olympic Torch Relay will also be affected by the cost-cutting approach. Plans will involve reducing the number of people behind the scenes. But the sports competition schedule will not be trimmed back. Thomas Bach, the IOC President, had said in June that “it would be wrong to reduce the number of athletes”. Team GB, led by Chef de Mission Mark England, are currently reviewing their travelling party for Japan. 2IOC President Thomas Bach is...
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