Thomas Bach Headlines

  • IOC member expelled from Olympics for run-in with guard

    An IOC member expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics over a run-in with a security guard is also one of the only members openly critical of President Thomas Bach’s move to allow Russian athletes to compete at the games.

    Washington Post
  • Column: Another Olympic city faces a financial calamity

    The glittering new venues not far from the South Korean coast were clearly the place to be on Monday. Thousands of bundled-up people scurried through the Olympic Park despite frigid temperatures, heading off in various directions to cheer on the figure skaters, curlers and speedskaters. On...

    ABC News
  • Column: Another Olympic city faces a financial calamity

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The glittering new venues not far from the South Korean coast were clearly the place to be on Monday. Thousands of bundled-up people scurried through the Olympic Park despite frigid temperatures, heading off in various directions to cheer on the figure skaters, curlers and speedskaters. ...

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  • Bach on Koreas: 'Now it's for politics to take over'

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - President Thomas Bach believes the IOC has done its part in getting North Korea and South Korea together at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The ball's now in the court of the divided nation. "Now it's for politics to take over," Bach said during a visit to ...

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  • EDITORIAL: Make the most of a hopeful sign of thaw with North Korea

    Washington needs to pursue a wiser policy in Korea.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Teenager wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA’s first medal

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that is an equal mix of technical precision and daring creativity. Halfway across the world from his makeshift beginnings, the teenager made the Olympic stage look like just another afternoon back in Silverthorne, Colo. The 17-year-old won gold in men's slopestyle...

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  • More than just a game, Koreans win in lopsided Olympic loss

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea - The moment was too important to be overshadowed by a loss. No matter the final score. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot 52-8 in a matchup that could have been far worse if not for the goaltending of Shin So Jung. The Koreans' showing didn't stop the sellout crowd from cheering...

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  • More than just a game, Koreans win in lopsided Olympic loss

    For hours Saturday, South Korean media was abuzz over the contents of a mysterious blue folder carried by the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to her lunch date with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

    Washington Post
  • More than just a game, Koreans win in lopsided Olympic loss

    For hours Saturday, South Korean media was abuzz over the contents of a mysterious blue folder carried by the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to her lunch date with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Turns out it wasn't a secret plan for the newly unified Korean women's hockey...

    ABC News
  • With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin

    In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed.

    Washington Post
  • Live-streamed without NBC commentators, Olympics opening ceremony a runaway sensation

    Those of us who awoke before dawn Friday to watch the Winter Olympics opening ceremony streaming live from Pyeongchang, South Korea, were afforded the chance to view the extravaganza without the banter of announcers trying to be fun and informative. What we lost — in the absence of production notes...

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  • Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

    Other than Antarctica, only one continent on the planet has never hosted an Olympic Games: Africa. Finally, though, that could be about to change.

    Washington Post
  • Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

    Other than Antarctica, only one continent on the planet has never hosted an Olympic Games: Africa. Finally, though, that could be about to change. But there'll be a step to take before that happens: hosting the much smaller Youth Olympic Games in 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach says a...

    ABC News
  • Olympic Games in Africa? A door long shut could be opening

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Other than Antarctica, only one continent on the planet has never hosted an Olympic Games: Africa. Finally, though, that could be about to change. But there'll be a step to take before that happens: hosting the much smaller Youth Olympic Games in 2022. IOC President ...

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  • In small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges

    A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even.

    Washington Post
  • In small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges

    A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even. A selfie taken by smiling North and South Korean skaters and posted on Instagram illustrates yet another moment of reconciliation between the rivals, whose decades-long animosities could...

    ABC News
  • The Latest: Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling

    The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local):

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Local Tokyo 2020 organizers raise $2.9 billion

    The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say they're having no problems raising cash. International Olympic Committee member John Coates, head of the IOC coordination commission for Tokyo, says local organizers...

    ABC News
  • IOC members argue over Russian appeals

    IOC President Thomas Bach called it "a lively and spirited debate." That's an understatement. With the Winter Olympics set to open in this week, Bach faced a barrage of criticism - and entrenched support - from roughly 100 International Olympic Committee members Tuesday over the decision to exclude many Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two members - Richard Pound and Gerardo Werthein - got into a nasty exchange on the floor of the...

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  • Pyeongchang Games set to open with Russians still in doubt

    The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open in two days, but the issue of which Russians are in — and which are out — is dominating the agenda of IOC President Thomas Bach. As Bach presides Wednesday over meetings with roughly 100 IOC members, the Court of Arbitration for Sport — sport's top legal...

    ABC News
  • The Latest: Ahn among Russians seeking Pyeongchang spots

    The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn is among 32 Russian athletes who have filed appeals seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 32 athletes all failed to...

    ABC News
  • IOC opens 2 days of meeting on eve of Pyeongchang Olympics

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is sure to face questioning with roughly 100 IOC members gathered in frigid South Korea for the start of two days of meetings that will lead up to the opening Friday of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Bach is sure be grilled by the full...

    ABC News
  • IOC opens 2 days of meeting on eve of Pyeongchang Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is sure to face questioning with roughly 100 IOC members gathered in frigid South Korea for the start of two days of meetings that will lead up to the opening Friday of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Bach is sure ...

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  • IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

    The International Olympic Committee rejected a request Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes' doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were among 28 athletes whose bans were overturned by CAS on Thursday. Bans on 11 other Russians was upheld. Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced the IOC move as...

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