Global Sport Can be a Powerful Vehicle for Change
Olympian runner & record-breaker Agnes Tirop was murdered last week in her home. Her husband is now in custody.
The Int’l Federation of Women Lawyers has called on #Kenya to declare femicide & gender-based violence a national disaster.
“In our fragile world, where division, conflict & mistrust are on the rise, the Olympic Games always build bridges. They never erect walls.” – IOC President Thomas Bach
Yet as protesters are silenced & arrested, one wonders: Who are these bridges for?
⚽️ Did you know #FIFA has more members than the #UnitedNations?
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Thread from Executive Director of #SRA partner @WorldPlayersUtd on the recent statements from @iocmedia senior leadership on #Beijing2022 👇
‘We are not a world govt. We have to respect the sovereignty of the countries who host the games’ John Coates VP @iocmedia
@FIFAcom said the same re worker abuse @FIFAWorldCup pre-2016
IOC has a long road to walk on human rights. Despite having the capacity it lacks the will https://twitter.com/sport_rights/status/1448362911441645568
🚨”The gymnasts say that the @USOPC_News ‘took no investigative action after learning that Nassar was an abuser,’ & continued to list him as an approved medical provider even though he had been allowed to quietly resign from @USAGym.”