It is assumed that he will not have to deal with a counter-candidate. In his opening speech, he had called the movement for unity and solidarity. Bach spoke of the "huge task" that lay before the IOC in the light of the Corona-crisis. In March, the organization had to move due to the pandemic, the summer Olympic games in Tokyo for a year.
criticism of the Boycott
Bach, in a time of pandemic, the risk of a new boycotts of the Olympic games warned. "We see a growing abuse of sport for political purposes. This danger is greater now,“ said the 66-Year-old in the General Assembly of the International Olympic Committee on Friday. The IOC observed that some Nations are driven in the course of the Corona-crisis "even more of selfishness and our own interests".
Bach drew attention to the Boycott of the games in 1980 in Moscow by 42 countries as a reaction to the invasion of Soviet troops in Afghanistan. "Sports boycotts have absolutely no political effect," said Bach.Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 08:20