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No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

New Delhi - IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement.

No concerns over North Korea 'hijack', says Olympics chief

Pyeongchang - Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Monday dismissed concerns that North Korea has tried to "hijack" the Winter Games for political purposes, as officials revealed he will visit the isolated country after the tournament in South Korea.

Olympic chief defends handling of corruption case

- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his organisation's handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.

IOC chief Bach urges total review of world anti-doping system

Rio De Janeiro - Olympics chief Thomas Bach called for a complete overhaul of the global anti-doping system on Tuesday after revelations of state-backed cheating by Russia rocked preparations for the Rio Games.

'Iconic' Bach portrait set for public gaze after return to Germany

Leipzig - The best-known portrait of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach goes on public display for the first time in centuries Friday in his former home city after an odyssey sparked by the Nazis' rise.

Review: 'Glenn' a complex, abstract tribute to iconic Toronto pianist Special

Toronto - From the peak of his career to his death in 1982, Glenn Gould was a baffling enigma as much as he was a classical-music superstar. As many artistic geniuses were, from Picasso to Salinger, the Toronto pianist could be eccentric and difficult.

IOC boss to break with tradition in Games closing ceremony

There will be no single snappy phrase to describe the Sochi Olympics at the closing ceremony on Sunday, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said, breaking with the organizatio...

IOC boss Bach impressed by slopestyle 'cool guys'

With their baggy pants, bandannas and unique vocabulary snowboarders may not be everyone's idea of the archetypal Olympian, but IOC President Thomas Bach is impressed by the 'cool guys' of slop

Protest in press room not podium, says IOC

Athletes at next month's Sochi Winter Olympics may be punished for making statements on the podium against Russia's anti-gay law or human rights record but can do so at news conferences without fear of sanct

Op-Ed: 10 compositions to celebrate 328 years of Johann Sebastian Bach

Eisenach - Legend. Visionary. Romantic. Genius. These are certainly the terms to describe Johann Sebastian Bach, an 18th century German composer and musician (harpsichordist, violinist and violist). Today is his 328th birthday; it's time to remember his music.

2Cellos offer fresh takes on old favorites Special

2Cellos - classical musicians Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - came to the public' attention with their vibrant, cellos-only cover version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" in 2011.

Scientists say aliens would love Bach, Van Gogh not Einstein

Santa Clara - If advanced extraterrestrial life did exist and they visited Earth, scientists say they would be much more interested in the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach and Vincent Van Gogh rather than Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton.

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President Jacob Zuma meets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Sefako Makga...
President Jacob Zuma meets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin...
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014
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