STORY – The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) spoke by video with the tennis champion who had disappeared from the radar after accusing one of the caciques of the communist regime of sexual assault. But the questions remain.
Correspondent in Asia
Thomas Bach spoke with Peng Shuai for about 30 minutes via video conference on Sunday evening, becoming the first personality outside of China to be able to officially be in contact with the young woman since she launched her explosive accusations on November 2, and whose silence has since sown the concern of the planet Tennis, threatening to turn into a diplomatic crisis. The former world number one in doubles, has ” explained that she was safe and sound at her home in Beijing, but that she would like her privacy to be respected ”According to the IOC. The 35-year-old champion appears smiling, with multiple cuddly toys in the background according to the images released by the organization, following this call, which also brought together the president of the Athletes’ Commission Emma Terho, and the Chinese Li Lingwei , member of the Olympic Committee. This is a new sign of Peng’s life, after several other images released over the weekend proving that she