SARI, SRRC and PAVEE POINT RELEASE JOINT STATEMENT

Following the "racist" tweet last week from Irish athlete, Robert Heffernan, a joint statement has been released by SARI, Show Racism The Red Card (SRRC) and Pavee Point recommending that all National Governing Bodies of Sport adopt Equality and Discrimination clauses in their constitutions in line with the EC White Paper on Sport.

The Full statement reads as follows:

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI), Show Racism The Red Card (SRRC) and Pavee Point call on the Sports Council, Athletics Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland and the Minister for Sport to consider whether Robert Heffernan's recent twitter statement was in keeping with the International Olympic Charter:

"The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic Spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play" 

SARI, SRRC and Pavee Point recommend that all National Governing Bodies of Sport adopt Equality and Discrimination clauses in their constitutions in line with the EC White Paper on Sport:

 

http://ec.europa.eu/sport/white-paper/the-2007-white-paper-on-sport_en.htm


For further information please contact Ken McCue at SARI: 01.873.5077 or 085.1056134




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