Weekend Reads Massive Criticism of Olympic Rule 50
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The protest ban on the winner's podium of the Olympic Games has caused sharp criticism from politics and sports. "This attitude is anything but contemporary, but probably nobody," said Dagmar Friday, chairman of the Sports Committee in the Bundestag, the SID : "It is all the more important in my view that the number of athlete representatives, which are completely independent of Your umbrella organizations act, increased worldwide. "
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On Wednesday, the Athlete Commission of the International Olympic Committee for the prohibition laid down 50 of the Olympic Charter was greatly made. In a survey, a majority of athlete had pronounced in 185 countries and 41 sports. From the independent club athletes Germany there was criticism.
"The report illustrates that the IOC increases the preservation of 'political neutrality' higher than the basic rights of individual athletes and athletes. As an organization that uses this right, our rating is different," said Managing Director Johannes Herber In a statement on Thursday.
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The report of the IOC Commission also demanded from the IOC that there should be more opportunities for opinions at Olympia. This could be a "moment of solidarity against discrimination" at the opening ceremony. In addition, the athlete could be allowed to wear equipment and clothing with slogans such as peace, respect, solidarity, inclusion or equality.
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also the Olympic oath could be provided with instructions for inclusion and discrimination, it was said in the report. In addition, the creation of a special area in the Olympic Village for demonstrations for values has been proposed, which are consistent with the Olympic Charter. However, according to Athlete Germany, the recommendations of the Commission went past the "core problem of the lump sums and extensive limitation of freedom of expression in sports competitions".
The report also spoke to more clarity in sanctions that threaten athletes that demonstrate in the Olympia in forbidden areas. In general, the respondent athlete demanded a closer clarification about what is a political protest and what not. Athletes Germany welcomed this. "We stimulate no sporty sanctions follow a rule violation," said it in the statement. In addition, the German Olympic Sports Bund (DOSB) should clarify his role in sanction practice.
As a rule, 50 is determined that any "political, religious or racist demonstration or propaganda" is not permitted at Olympic Games. In recent months, however, the pressure on the IOC has risen to allow relaxation. One reason for this was the violent death of the African American George Floyd in the US, many athlets want to show their rejection against such form of violence even at Olympia.
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