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Winter Olympics 2022: IOC declared, Peng Shuai will attend many events in Beijing
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Winter Olympics 2022: IOC declared, Peng Shuai will attend many events in Beijing

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai met with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach and will visit multiple events at Winter Olympics 2022 over the track of the next few days, the IOC said in a statement on Monday, February 7 even as worry over her well-being are dominating headlines.

The IOC said Peng also visited the China-Norway Olympic curling match with IOC member Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe and that Shuai has shown her interest to travel to Europe once the Covid-19 pandemic reduction relieves out.

Peng is a three-time Olympian, became a matter of global discussion when she seem to claim on social media that a former Chinese vice premier, Zhang Gaoli, had sexually assaulted her in the past.

IOC said in a statement, “The IOC President had a face-to-face meeting with Peng Shuai. He was joined by the former Chair of the Athletes’ Commission and IOC member Kirsty Coventry. The meeting took place on Saturday over dinner at the Olympic Club in Beijing.” 

They added, “Peng Shuai informed the President that she would attend several events at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 over the coming days. Later that evening, she and Kirsty Coventry attended the mixed curling match between China and Norway.” 

Concluded by saying, “During the dinner, the three-spoke about their common experience as athletes at the Olympic Games, and Peng Shuai spoke of her disappointment at not being able to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In this context, she also shared her intention to travel to Europe when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, and the IOC President invited her to Lausanne to visit the IOC and The Olympic Museum, to continue the conversation on their Olympic experiences. Peng Shuai accepted this invitation.”

On China’s Twitter-like Weibo, Peng’s now-deleted post, had written “why did you take me to your house and force me into having relations with you?”, however she also narrated the relationship with Zhang as an on-off one that was also unified. The post and her following leave from social media and public aspects led to bother and the Women’s Tennis Association also suspended tournaments in China.

Discussion of the affair has been utterly censored in China’s tightly managed cyberspace and if we search for Peng’s name on Weibo continue to appear no recent search results.

Peng has not updated her Weibo account since the post was removed.

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