IOC insists athletes must compete with Israelis this summer

A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee warned athletes considering taking a stand, rather than racing against Israelis, to “stay at home”.

 

 

Olympic athletes who boycott Israeli competitors in London will be in breach of IOC rules.

Boycotting Israel would be a 'serious breach'

Boycotting Israel would be a 'serious breach'

 

A spokesman for the International Olympic Committee declared that refusing to compete against Israelis would represent “a serious breach of the IOC’s Code of Ethics, the principles of the Olympic Charter and the Athletes Oath”. Emanuelle Moreau warned athletes considering taking a stand, rather than racing against Israelis, to “stay at home”.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the London Assembly unanimously agreed to call on Mayor Boris Johnson to press for a minute’s silence at the summer games in London in memory of the murdered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Games, despite an IOC decision not to do so.

The motion was proposed by former Labour MP Andrew Dismore.

 

View original THE JEWISH CHRONICLE publication at: http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/69073/ioc-insists-athletes-must-compete-israelis-summer

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  1. Stormy says:

    This prejudice against Israelis is going way too far. It is ridiculous to see Olympic qualified people that do not know what good sportsmanship even means. They are a disgrace to the Olympics and to humanity. No one is better than another and evidently these people think that they are. I say to the Israelis that are competing in the Olympics to go to London with dignity, pride, fairness, and most of all with G-d on your side go kick some prejudice butts.

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