Open letter to the IOC and IPC Leadership

More than 150 experts on the intersection of human rights, social justice, and sport across all five continents are issuing a call to the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to change their course on IOC Rule 50 and IPC Section 2.2, respectively. The letter adds to global collective efforts calling for amendments to IOC Rule 50/IPC Section 2.2 to demonstrate a commitment to human rights, racial justice, and social inclusion in the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

In addition to the 150 signatories representing various academic disciplines, cultural contexts, and sport industry expertise, the letter is supported by more than 20 organizations committed to athlete empowerment, human rights, and utilizing the power of sport for positive social change, including the Muhammad Ali Center, the Australia Human Rights Institute, Global Athlete, Athlete Ally, and The Olympism Project. The letter is also endorsed by a group of current and former Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

Original article published on the Ali Center website here

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