IOC President Thomas Bach met Gene Sykes, a member of the Board of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028, who up to date him at the arrangements for those Games.

President Bach met with the President of the Cape Verde NOC, Filomena Fortes. The situation of the game inside the united states of America, the Olympic Solidarity programmes and the Cape Verde athletes’ preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have been mentioned.

With Mustapha Berraf, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the IOC President spoke approximately the notable cooperation between the IOC and ANOCA and diverse subjects of common hobby.

The IOC President welcomed the brand new International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Secretary General, Andreas Zagklis, accompanied through FIBA Executive Committee member Ingo Weiss. They mentioned the plans of the brand new Secretary General and especially the importance of the 3×3 basketball competition on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

With World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós, discussions targeted primarily at the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024.

President Bach and IOC Member Mamadou Ndiaye, who is also President of the Senegalese NOC, pointed out the next steps inside the business enterprise of the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022.

Meetings had been additionally held with IOC Vice-President Uğur Erdener and IOC Members Gerardo Werthein, Emma Terho, and Morinari Watanabe, for the duration of which diverse, trendy topical Olympic topics had been discussed.

Former International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Bruno Grandi paid a courtesy visit to the IOC President.

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On 21 February, the IOC Executive Board revoked the Olympic qualification popularity of the 25m speedy hearth pistol occasion of the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol. The opposition is taking area in New Delhi, India, from 20 to twenty-eight February 2019. In spite of excessive remaining-minute joint efforts with the aid of the IOC, the ISSF and the Indian NOC, and discussions with the Indian authorities, no answer has been observed to permit the Pakistani delegation to go into India in time to compete. As a end result, the IOC Executive Board additionally decided to droop all discussions with the Indian NOC and government regarding the capacity programs for hosting future sports activities and Olympic-related activities in India, till cleanly written guarantees are received from the Indian authorities to ensure the entry of all participants in such events in full compliance with the policies of the Olympic Charter – and to recommend that the IFs neither award to nor preserve sports events in India till the above-referred to guarantees are acquired. Read the whole news release here.

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