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Argentina: No contact over potential cyber-attacks – IOC President Bach03:33

Argentina: No contact over potential cyber-attacks – IOC President Bach

Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 4, 2018 at 21:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that the organisation has not been contacted by intelligence agencies regarding potential cyber-attacks, as he spoke during a session in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

“We have no information on this particular instance and we hope to get more. We only know this from media reports, we have not been contacted by these different agencies,” said Bach.

“We don't know in effect from where these attacks are coming. There were numerous attacks according to our notice, from different parties, but we're not sure what is coming from where,” he added.

He also responded to questions regarding RUSADA’s reinstatement.

"The ball is now in the court of Russia in order to keep the suspension lifted. The WADA decision is very clear. And now what's up to Russia to react there,” said Bach.

The IOC also announced its three candidate cities for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

The selected cities include Calgary, Stockholm and a joint Milan-Cortina bid. Calgary will confirm its bid after a city referendum on November 13.

The final vote on 2026 Winter Olympics is scheduled for September 2019 at an IOC meeting.

Argentina: No contact over potential cyber-attacks – IOC President Bach03:33
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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that the organisation has not been contacted by intelligence agencies regarding potential cyber-attacks, as he spoke during a session in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

“We have no information on this particular instance and we hope to get more. We only know this from media reports, we have not been contacted by these different agencies,” said Bach.

“We don't know in effect from where these attacks are coming. There were numerous attacks according to our notice, from different parties, but we're not sure what is coming from where,” he added.

He also responded to questions regarding RUSADA’s reinstatement.

"The ball is now in the court of Russia in order to keep the suspension lifted. The WADA decision is very clear. And now what's up to Russia to react there,” said Bach.

The IOC also announced its three candidate cities for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.

The selected cities include Calgary, Stockholm and a joint Milan-Cortina bid. Calgary will confirm its bid after a city referendum on November 13.

The final vote on 2026 Winter Olympics is scheduled for September 2019 at an IOC meeting.

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