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Human rights for neutral athletes w/ Alexandra Xanthaki: February 3, 2023

Human rights for neutral athletes w/ Alexandra Xanthaki: February 3, 2023

Human rights for neutral athletes w/ Alexandra Xanthaki: February 3, 2023 Human rights for neutral athletes w/ Alexandra Xanthaki: February 3, 2023, 17.21 MB
Friday, February 3, 2023

UN experts commended the International Olympic Committee yesterday for considering allowing individual athletes from Russia and Belarus to take part in international sports competitions as neutral athletes.

Following discussions with two Special Rapporteurs, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee issued a statement referring to the need to respect the rights of all athletes to be treated without any discrimination, in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

Alexandra Xanthaki a UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and Professor of Laws at Brunel University London, United Kingdom spoke to Joe about this matter. This interview is also featured on 95bFM's The Playbook!