Glendale Must Make Coyotes Payment New All-Star Roster Reveal For MLB PGA Tour Up On CBS, Golf Channel Poem As Part Of MLB All-Star Game NASCAR Developing Scripted Show Boston 2024 Unveils Bid 2.0 New Boston Bid U.S.-China Draws 5.7 Million Viewers To Fox Discovery Lands European Oly Rights Through '24 Red Wings Form "Deconstructed Arena" Concept
New IOC President Thomas Bach Addresses Issues Of The Day
Published September 10, 2013
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
Q: Is it very important with the Sochi Games coming up to lay out a clear policy for how Rule 50 will be enforced?
Bach: Today we cannot enter into discussion about all the details. We will follow our values and the Olympic Charter to make sure that the Olympic Games and the participants in the Olympic Games can compete without any discrimination. We have the assurances from the highest authorities in Russia. We trust these assurances. The policy of the IOC in more detail will be worked out and communicated with the National Olympic Committees, with the athletes and, of course, with the media.
Read the full story.
Bach: We have many big challenges in a world changing faster than ever. In Rio we are expecting excellent Games in 2016. We have to work very closely with the organizing committee and the political authorities and communicate well what the benefits of the Olympics are in Rio de Janiero for the population there, to make it clear with the Olympic Village there will be new, affordable housing. There will be better infrastructure.
Q: There were a number of proposals out there about changing the sport program before Tokyo. Do you want to just dive right in?
Bach: This is one of the issues I think we should deal with pretty quickly. To see whether it will or can affect Tokyo, I don´t know yet. You can see here, it's a rather complicated procedure, but the composition of the program will be one of the first priorities with the executive board.