Thomas Bach will go to Qatar

Thomas Bach will go to Qatar

Requested on the airwaves of radio Europe 1, the boss of the IOC will attend the primary match of the Qatari World Cup (20/11) and the ultimate (18/12).

Worldwide Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will journey to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup (November 10-December 18), he introduced on Friday on European 1sweeping away requires a boycott. “I am going to go 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 match, particularly due to the destiny of migrant staff, the limitation of public freedoms and the environmental affect, Thomas Bach rejected the very precept of a boycott in sports activities. “Our place is totally clear: main sporting occasions, and particularly the Olympics, are there to unite the world, to not divide“, hammered the boss of the IOC.

Disadvantaged of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

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 the Chinese language repression of the Uyghurs and boycotted “diplomaticallyby US, Canadian, UK and Australian authorities.

Thomas Bach by no means stopped scrapping to keep away from a sports activities boycott, that’s to say the absence of whole delegations of certified athletes, as he himself had skilled when he couldn’t 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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