Olympic outreach

“I offered her our support and to stay in touch at any time of her convenience, which she obviously appreciated”


Emma Terho, Finnish former ice hockey medallist and chair of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Athletes’ Commission, discusses her recent video call with Peng Shuai, who she said was “doing fine”. The 30-minute call was arranged with Terho and IOC president Thomas Bach amid international concern about the 35 year-old Chinese tennis player’s welfare. On November 2 Peng made allegations online about being sexually assaulted by a retired, high-level Chinese government official and promptly disappeared from the public eye. During this week’s call Peng told the IOC she was “safe and well” and at home.

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