IOC demand human rights become a priority
by Our Sports Desk
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) were urged yesterday to put the protection of human rights at the heart of all future Games bids after two damning reports highlighted abuses at Rio 2016.
Amnesty International, the Swiss-based children’s rights agency Terre des Hommes and the Austrian human rights group Nosso Jogo Network met the IOC’s director of public affairs Philip French on Thursday to discuss the reports’ findings.
Breaking Records by Terre des Hommes found that many children in Rio were seriously affected by the forced evictions needed to build the Olympic... read more