Mondial-2022 | Thomas Bach will go to Qatar
(Lausanne) President of the Worldwide Olympic Committee Thomas Bach will journey to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup (November 10-December 18), he introduced on Europe 1 on Friday, sweeping away requires a boycott.
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“I will go there for the opening and the ultimate,” stated the German chief, elected in 2013 on the head of the Olympic physique and who had already attended the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Requested concerning the calls to boycott this controversial event, specifically due to the destiny of migrant employees, the limitation of public freedoms and the environmental influence, Thomas Bach rejected the very precept of a boycott in sports activities.
“Our place is totally clear: the most important sporting occasions, and specifically the Olympic Video games, are there to unite the world, to not divide”, hammered the boss of the IOC.
The previous Olympic fencing champion on the 1976 Olympics in Montreal was repeatedly confronted with this query forward of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, a lot criticized due to Chinese language repression of the Uyghurs and boycotted “diplomatically” by the American authorities. , Canadian, British and Australian.
Thomas Bach by no means stopped scrapping to keep away from a sporting boycott, that’s to say the absence of complete delegations of certified athletes, as he himself had skilled by not having the ability to defend his title due to the boycott. of the 1980 Moscow Olympics by the Western bloc.
“On the time, my authorities didn’t enable us to take part. This should not occur to future generations of athletes,” he pleaded.
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