Monday, 7 February 2022 – 12:33 WIB
VIVA – Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said he met International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach during the ongoing Beijing Winter Olympics.
“We had dinner together on Saturday, and we had a nice discussion,” said Peng, who has also announced his retirement from sports, in an interview with sports daily L’Equipe published Monday 7 February 2022.
“He asked me if I was considering competing again, what was my project, what did I plan to do and so on,” continued Peng, who was accompanied by China’s Olympic Committee Chief of Staff Wang Kan, told two L’Equipe reporters in an interview at a hotel in the bubble. Olympic.
Peng also confirmed that he never “disappeared.”
Previously, in early November 2021, Peng mentioned that former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli forced him to have sexual relations for years.
After the allegations were quickly removed from Chinese social media, Peng was not heard from for nearly three weeks, sparking widespread concern about the former Grand Slam doubles champion until he held a video conference with Bach on November 21.