20 December, 2021

The IOC Needs to Start Making Some Very Strong Threats to China, and Back Them Up

IOC Cannot Provide ‘Absolute Certainty’ On Peng Shuai Situation | The Daily Wire

Now, the IOC appears to be walking back their previous statements on Peng’s situation.

“We can’t provide you with absolute certainty on anything,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said according to ESPN. “All we can do is do the best we can in the process that we believe is in the best interests of the well-being of the athlete.”

Adams’ comment came on Tuesday at the IOC’s first press conference since the Women’s Tennis Association suspended all tournaments in China — including in Hong Kong — last week. The committee has been subject to criticism regarding their handling of Peng’s situation, with Human Rights Watch accusing the IOC of “collaboration with Chinese authorities on tennis star Peng Shuai’s reappearance.”

I expect more from the IOC. Well, no, I don’t, really. They’ve failed too many times in the past to have high expectations. But the world expects and deserves better.

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