IOC releases statement on Shuai Peng, confirm personal meeting to be held in January

The International Olympic Comitee caught a lot of criticism for its handling of the Shuai Peng situation after a series of questionable actions which prompted the organization to release a new statement.

The statements came after continuous call-outs by athletes around the world unhappy about the way the IOC handled the whole situation. In light of that, the organization released a new statement where they confirmed they held another talk with Peng as well as agreeing to a personal meeting in January. The statement reads:

"We share the same concern as many other people and organizations about the well-being and safety of Peng Shuai. This is why, just yesterday, an IOC team held another video call with her. We have offered her wide-ranging support, will stay in regular touch with her, and have already agreed on a personal meeting in January."

It further read:

"There are different ways to achieve her well-being and safety. We have taken a very human and person-centered approach to her situation. Since she is a three-time Olympian, the IOC is addressing these concerns directly with Chinese sports organizations. We are using 'quiet diplomacy' which, given the circumstances and based on the experience of governments and other organizations, is indicated to be the most promising way to proceed effectively in such humanitarian matters."

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