World "Case Lorenz" for athletes Germany "A signal of hope"
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Olympic Splitter from Thursday © Getty Images The goat also adorns her suit: Simone Biles. +++ Request: Lorenz wears colorful +++ Germany's hockey captain Nike Lorenz may carry a rainbow bandage in Tokyo, as the DOSB announced on Thursday. The IOC would have agreed to the appropriate application by which the 24-year-old wants to set a sign of sexual diversity. Thus, Lorenz will present the rainbow colors on the neck on Sunday in the opening game against Great Britain.
The active representation Athletes Germany sees in the exit of the "Case Nike Lorenz" shortly before the beginning of the Olympic Games in Tokyo a milestone in the international debate on spaces for athletes to the utterance of Opinions and presentation of symbols. However, the German athlete association warned shortly after the permission for the captain in the German hockey national team to use an armband in rainbow colors to eliminate "still great ambiguity and confusion over the exact sanction process".
The success for Lorenz is from the point of view of athletes Germany a "precedent" with irreversible effects: "The decision is a signal of hope and a chance for the sport, which is his athletes and Athletes should enable themselves to be peaceful and in the context of human rights for concerns strongly, which are important to them. By the decision, lump-sum restrictions on freedom of expression, for example on the field or on the podium, are no longer upright, "wrote the Association: "Now all assets should be open to such an application in the run-up to planned statements or statements in order to give you security and take care of sanctions."
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had approved a request of the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB) and German Hockey Federal Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) and the German Hockey Federal Olympic Committee (IOC) in the question of the Armband of Lorenz. Lorenz had explicitly established her plan with her desire for a symbol of sexual diversity. Since the Rule 50.2 of the Olympic Charter does not fully allocate despite some relaxation opinions in the environment and association of Olympic games, Lorenz had promised reliability for himself and her team at the upcoming Olympic tournament by its official advance.
The path of 24-year-olds through the instances of the world port to clarifying their question continues to be exemplary for athletes Germany for the problems with expressions of assets: "While world associations have their own playrooms in the rule design, the exact interaction between IOC, world associations remains National Olympic Committees in Sanctionfall Unclear. This chaos looks deterrent to athletes and athletes who could undermine planned statements to protect themselves and / or their teams. "
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