IOC: Peng Shuai explained to us that she is safe, wants her privacy respected



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IOC: Peng Shuai explained to us that she is safe, wants her privacy respected

Peng Shuai reportedly took a part in a 30-minute call with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and told them she was fine and well. On Sunday, the IOC claimed it had a call with Peng and she assured them that she was fine and well.

After accusing a former Chinese vice premier of sexual assault, Peng went missing in China. "She explained that she is safe and well, living at her home in Beijing, but would like to have her privacy respected at this time.

That is why she prefers to spend her time with friends and family right now," the statement said. IOC athletes commission chair Emma Terho insisted Peng was "doing fine." "I was relieved to see that Peng Shuai was doing fine, which was our main concern," Terho said in the IOC statement.

The hockey player from Finland represents athletes on the IOC executive board.

The IOC offered Peng their support

"She appeared to be relaxed," Terho added. "I offered her our support and to stay in touch at any time of her convenience, which she obviously appreciated."

At the ATP Finals, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic described the Peng disappearance as "horrifying." "This is horrifying. A person is missing. She was No. 1 in the world in doubles and one of the most famous Chinese tennis players.

This is necessary for us to take whatever actions," Djokovic said. Rafael Nadal, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, also spoke about the Peng disappearance. Nadal said he's following the latest news and information regarding the Peng situation.

"I follow the news and read the articles about Peng Shuai. Even though I don't have all the information, the most important thing here is to know if she is okay. All of us in the tennis family hope to see her back with us soon," Nadal said, per L'Equipe.