Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, January 2(Reporter Ji Ye, Wu Shuguang) International Olympic Committee President Bach on January 1 issued a New year's message, said 2019 set the direction for the future, and look forward to 2020 Olympic year will also be full of confidence.
Recalling the memorable 2019, Bach said the IOC held its 125th anniversary convention in 2019 to celebrate the Coubertin Revival Olympic Games and to unveil the Olympic Building at the new IOC headquarters.
The year 2019 has also been effective in implementing the Olympic Agenda 2020 and in strengthening the three pillars of credibility, sustainability and youth. For example, in strengthening the long-term credibility of the Olympic Games, the process of bidding and the organization of the Olympic Games have been reformed from beginning to end; the future Olympic host committee has been set up; and the selection process of the Olympic host has been improved.
The Olympic Channel is yet another concrete achievement, having become a platform to connect with the younger generation since its launch in 2016, with more than 2.6 billion video clicks. Nearly 80 percent of the audience on social media is under the age of 35 and resonates with the target audience of young people.
Bach thanked his partners for their trust and confidence in the Olympic Movement,\" which has given it unprecedented strength and stability to carry out its mission to give us a confident vision of the Olympic Year 2020\".
When the Tokyo Olympics open in 2020, more than half of the world's population will be watching the Games. The Olympic Games have always been a global platform for athletes and their athletic performances. 'We are firmly opposed to the growing politicization of sport,' he said.'Only in this way can we accomplish our mission of uniting the world in peaceful competition. As history has shown, this politicization of sport will not bring any results, but will eventually only deepen existing divisions.