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Bach uses Asian Games to reiterate the IOC’s stance on ‘violent’ esports

In what continues to represent a stand-off between the Olympic movement and the world of esports, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (pictured) has reiterated his insistence that violent games do not align with “Olympic values”.

The statements came at the conclusion of this year’s Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, which featured six esports titles as demonstration events, as the sector continues to push for inclusion in the Olympic programme.

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