The International Olympic Committee had a second video call with Peng Shuai, over their concerns
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on December 2nd that they had a second video call with Peng Shuai because of their concerns for Peng Shuai’s wellbeing.
Earlier, IOC President Thomas Bach had a 30-minute video call with Peng Shuai. Bach said in a recent statement that she appeared “well.”
The IOC said, “We share the same concern as many other people and organizations about the wellbeing and safety of Peng Shuai.”
“We have offered her support, will regularly stay in touch with her, and have already agreed on a personal meeting in January.”
At the same time, the IOC said Peng seemed “safe and well given the difficult situation she is in.”
Besides the IOC, other international sports organizations still expressed concern about Peng Shuai’s wellbeing.
The International Tennis Federation said that Peng Shuai’s safety is their primary concern and that they will continue to openly support her until they achieve results.
Andrea Gaudenzi, president of male professional tennis, said that Peng Shuai’s situation had worried officials both inside and outside of the sports world. The current information is not convincing enough.
Doriane Lau, a researcher at Amnesty International in China, says the Chinese government has a long history of silencing women who claim they have been sexually assaulted. He called the international community to urge the Chinese government to launch effective investigations immediately.