Geneva, First Published Dec 2, 2021, 7:19 PM IST
Beijing: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says teng player Peng Shuai, who went missing after allegations of sexual harassment against former Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, is safe. The committee said it had spoken to Peng a second time in a video call. The committee said Peng was safe and had nothing to fear.
The committee said it had first spoken to International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Thomas Back Peng on November 21 after the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) canceled all tennis tournaments in China following reports of Peng’s disappearance, after which the Olympic committee spoke with Peng in a video call yesterday.
Thomas Buck, chairman of the Olympic Committee, has been widely criticized for following a video call with Peng. The criticism was that there was no question from Buck’s side about ensuring Peng’s safety. But the committee explained that it had not fallen short and had taken a policy approach.
The committee said Peng had been offered all possible assistance and would continue to communicate, and that Peng had been assured that he would speak to him in person in January. It is noteworthy that the committee’s intervention comes as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.
Peng disappeared after the allegations were made
Where is Shui when Peng disappears from public view after the allegations are made? ‘ The hashtag (#WhereIsPengShuai) had a strong social media campaign for the star. Tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep were all part of the campaign, but Chai’s response was that he was unaware of the controversy.
On November 2, Feng Shui made a sexual accusation against Sang Gaoli through Chinese social media Weibo. Foreign media had reported that the post was deleted from Weibo shortly after the post was heavily censored on the internet to prevent further controversy.
Feng Shui – Superwoman of China
Peng Shuai is one of the most famous sports stars in China. Former world number one doubles player Peng became the first Chinese player to reach the number one position. She won Wimbledon in 2013 and the French Open doubles title in 2014. He has won two singles and 22 doubles titles throughout his career. He won gold at the 2010 Asian Games. Participating in three Olympics is also a feature.
Last Updated Dec 2, 2021, 7:19 PM IST