Olympic Games To Stamp Out Homophobic Host Cities


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The International Olympic  Games Committee has moved to ensure that we will never see a repeat of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia.

Firstly, Russia’s homophobic laws are instrumental in overshadowing the games

All future Olympic host cities will require to sign and comply with an anti-discrimination contract.

This will confirm that they will follow Fundamental Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which reads:

“Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”

The LGBTIQ Organisations around the world applauded the move.

Co-founder and Executive Director of All Out, Andre Banks, described the move as an important moment for the Queer Community.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens who face discrimination and persecution.

“This is a significant step in ensuring the protection of both citizens and athletes around the world”.

“It sends a clear message to future host cities that human rights violations”.

“Including those against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, will not be tolerated”, Banks said.

Furthermore, According to International Olympic Committee Sports Director. Christopher Dubi. the new clause will include “the prohibition of any form of discrimination. using the wording of Fundamental Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter.”

This clause will ensure that future host cities must abide by international human rights standards in order to host the games. including the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens and athletes.

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