Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee reported on Sunday that Peng Shai, a Chinese tennis player had a 30-minute Skype call with IOC officials in Beijing. She said that she was fine.
This comes as Peng’s global reputation is under threat. After she claimed that she had sexually assaulted an ex-official of the Communist Party, she took part in a Beijing youth tennis match on Sunday. However, her postings on social media did not convince anyone outside China that she was free to act.
After Peng vanished from the public eye on November 12, the conversation with Thomas Bach (President of the International Olympic Committee), Emma Teho (President of the Athletes Committee) and Li Lingwei (member of the International Olympic Committee and former Vice-President of the Chinese Tennis Association), seemed to have been after Peng vanished. First contact with officials from sports outside of China. 2.
The Swiss-based Olympic Organization stated that Peng had “thanks to International Olympic Committee for paying attention” to her health.
She said that although she feels safe in Beijing and her home, her privacy is important to her. She now prefers spending time with her family and friends,” the statement stated.
Peng was a participant in all three Olympic Games between 2008 and 2016. Three weeks ago Peng made allegations of sexual assault against Zhang Gaoli on social media. Zhang Gaoli was a former member of Standing Committee of Chinese Communist Party Executive Committee.
Within minutes, the position was removed and the former No. 1 doubles player disappeared.
Peng’s concerns grew, and the International Olympic Committee was criticised for remaining silent in public. On February 4, the Beijing Winter Olympics were opened.