RISE SIGNS LETTER TO AMEND IOC RULE 50
As the Tokyo Olympics officially begin with Thursday’s opening ceremony, RISE has joined in signing an open letter to the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee to further amend IOC Rule 50/IPC Section 2.2. The needed amendments must center a commitment to human rights, racial justice, and social inclusion in the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
RISE believes in freedom of expression, assembly and protest for racial equity and social justice as a human right. Removing or limiting that right does not ensure neutrality but rather maintains systems of oppression and subjection.
RISE educates and empowers the sports community about how athletes, teams and organizations at all levels can provide an essential influence to improve race relations and inspire social change. So we have signed our name to this letter to continue advocating for further amendments to these rules until they are fully committed to freedom of expression as a fundamental human right and racial and social justice in global sport.
To read the full letter, please click this link.