THEhe International Olympic Committee met again Wednesday with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, and responded Thursday to accusations of appeasement with China by defending its “human approach” to the situation. “We share the same concern as many other people and organizations about the well-being and safety of Peng Shuai”, but “we have opted for a very human and person-centered approach”, argues the body. Olympic in a press release.
For its part, Beijing accused Thursday the body which manages the women’s tennis circuit of “politicization of sport”, after the decision of the WTA to suspend the tournaments in China in support of the tennis player Peng Shuai. “We are firmly opposed to any politicization of sport,” Chinese diplomacy spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters.