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Sports IOC's Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as 'Chinese'

05:40  14 july  2021
05:40  14 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

Ioc-President Bach Already on July 8th in Tokyo

 Ioc-President Bach Already on July 8th in Tokyo Ioc President Thomas Bach will arrive on July 8 at the Olympia host city of Tokyo. Planned on July 16, a visit to Hiroshima. © Provided by sport1.de Ioc-President Bach Already on July 8th in Tokyo Ioc President Thomas Bach will arrive on July 8th and thus four days earlier than planned in the Olympia host city of Tokyo. This was announced by the organizing committee of the games on Wednesday.

IOC President Thomas Bach referred to his Japanese hosts as Chinese when he appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week. Bach tripped over his words, referring to the “ Chinese people” rather than “ Japanese people.” "Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people,” Bach said, catching his mistake quickly.

IOC President Thomas Bach accidentally referrs to the people of Japan as Chinese during a speech aimed at calming concerns about the safety of the Games going ahead. Mr Bach caught his mistake quickly, and though his comments were interpreted from English to Japanese , the slip was not included in the official interpretations. Still, Japanese media quickly reported it and there was backlash against Mr Bach on social media.

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach referred to his Japanese hosts as Chinese when he appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week.

a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

Giving a pep talk at the headquarters of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, Bach's opening remarks were, “You have managed to make Tokyo the best-ever prepared city for the Olympic Games. This is even more remarkable under the difficult circumstances we all have to face.”

Bach tripped over his words, referring to the “Chinese people” rather than “Japanese people.”

"Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people,” Bach said, catching his mistake quickly.

IOC's Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

  IOC's Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday just as a ban on spectators at the Tokyo Olympics is likely after Japan Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga announced a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus infections in the capital. Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through Aug. 22. This means the Olympics, opening on July 23 and running through Aug. 8, will be held entirely under emergency measures. The Paralympics open on Aug. 24.

IOC President Thomas Bach bows to Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto during their meeting at the Tokyo 2020 Headquarters Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan . “Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people,” Bach said, catching his mistake quickly. Bach ’ s comments in the briefing were interpreted from English to Japanese , but the slip was not included in the interpretations.

The IOC President is not a popular figure in Japan . Inadvertently calling the Japanese people " Chinese " hasn't helped. TOKYO — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach added to his already shaky public image in Japan on Tuesday by inadvertently referring to the Japanese people as “ Chinese ” at his first public appearance since arriving in Tokyo last week.

Bach's comments in the briefing were interpreted from English to Japanese, but the slip was not included in the interpretations. Still, the Japanese media quickly reported it and there was backlash on social media.

He ended his speech with a Japanese phrase: “Gambari mashou,” which translates as “Let’s do our best.”

The pandemic-postponed Olympics open in 10 days.

Bach spent his first three days in isolation at the International Olympic Committee’s five-star hotel in central Tokyo, and his movements are limited — like almost everyone entering for the Olympics — for the first 14 days.

Organizers and the IOC decided last week to ban fans from all but a handful of outlying venues, a move that came after the Japanese government instituted a state of emergency in Tokyo forced by rising coronavirus cases. The state of emergency went into force on Monday and runs through Aug. 22.

IOC's Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as 'Chinese'

  IOC's Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as 'Chinese' TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach referred to his Japanese hosts as Chinese when he appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week. Giving a pep talk at the headquarters of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, Bach's opening remarks were, “You have managed to make Tokyo the best-ever prepared city for the Olympic Games. This is even more remarkable under the difficult circumstances we all have to face.” Bach tripped over his words, referring to the “Chinese people” rather than “Japanese people.

TOKYO: IOC President Thomas Bach appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week and with the pandemic-postponed Olympics opening in just 10 days. Bach spent his first three days in isolation at the International Olympic Committee' s five-star hotel in central Tokyo “Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people," Bach said, catching his mistake quickly. Bach ' s comments in the briefing were interpreted from English to Japanese , but the slip was

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach appeared in public on Tuesday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week and with the pandemic-postponed Olympics opening in just 10 days. Bach spent his first three days in isolation at the International Olympic Committee’ s five-star hotel in central Tokyo, and his movements are limited — like almost everyone entering for the Olympics — for the first 14 days. His first stop was the headquarters of the organizing committee to deliver a pep talk with the beleaguered games set to go ahead without fans in almost all venues.

The state of emergency will be in effect throughout the entire duration of the Olympics, which open on July 23 and close on Aug. 8. Its main impact is to push bars and restaurants to close early and stop selling alcohol, a move aimed at cutting down circulation on crowded trains.


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Bach's visit on Tuesday coincided with the official opening of the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay. Organizers did not offer an immediate count of how many athletes were on hand.

Bach is scheduled to visit Hiroshima on Friday in an effort to tie the Olympics to the city’s effort to promote world peace. IOC Vice President John Coates is to visit Nagasaki the same day.

Japan's Kyodo news has reported that a group in Hiroshima is opposing Bach's visit.

A small group of protesters gathered on Saturday outside Bach's hotel carrying placards that said he was unwelcome in Tokyo.

The visit of the IOC President to Hiroshima goes wrong with Japanese

 The visit of the IOC President to Hiroshima goes wrong with Japanese © AP - Takashi Aoyama The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, on his arrival for a meeting with the President of Tokyo 2020, Seiko Hashimoto, July 13, 2021 Tokyo. The Chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach must visit this Friday visiting Hiroshima. But his presence is very badly received by the Japanese.

IOC President Thomas Bach has appeared in public for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week and with the pandemic-postponed Olympics opening in just 10 days. His first stop was the headquarters of the organizing committee to deliver a pep talk with the beleaguered games set to go ahead without fans in almost all venues. Bach slipped up in his presentation and referred to his Japanese hosts as “ Chinese .” He quickly corrected himself. Bach ' s visit coincided with the official opening of the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay. Bach is scheduled to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Friday in an effort

IOC president Thomas Bach slipped up during an Olympics media conference in Tokyo on Tuesday when he mistakenly referred to Japanese people as ' Chinese .' "Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people - Japanese people,” Bach said, correcting himself. He went on to thank the organising committee for what he called "the great work already being achieved." "We will continue being stronger together.

Organizers have been criticized for pressing ahead with the Olympics during the pandemic amid polls that show — depending on how the question is phrased — that 50%-80% of the public oppose the Olympics taking place.

The Olympics will involve 11,000 athletes entering Japan along with tens of thousands of others including officials, judges, media, and broadcasters.

Also on Tuesday, police in Tokyo said a group of four U.S. and British men working for a power company contracted to the Olympics were arrested on suspicion of using cocaine.

Aggreko Events Services Japan confirmed it employed the suspects and apologized for the trouble. NHK public television reported the four suspects entered Japan from February to May and were staying in Tokyo.

New virus cases in Tokyo were reported at 830, up from 593 one week ago. It is the 24th straight day that cases were higher than seven days previous.

The office of the Japanese prime minister said Tuesday that 18.5% of Japanese are fully vaccinated.

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Stephen Wade, The Associated Press

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