LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript nor make any reference to the tennis player's sexual assault allegation against a former Chinese government official.
The Grand Slam doubles champion and three-time Olympian dropped out of public view after making her accusation, prompting the women's professional tennis tour to suspend its tournaments in China.
As Beijing finishes preparations to host the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 4, the IOC revealed Thursday it held a second video call with Peng following IOC President Thomas Bach's recent statement that he spoke with her on a 30-minute video call and that she appeared to be "doing fine."
"This was reconfirmed in yesterday's call," the IOC said Thursday. "Our human and person-centered approach means that we continue to be concerned about her personal situation and will continue to support her."
Once again, the IOC did not release video or a transcript of the exchange, nor explain how the call was arranged.