France: Letter to the International Olympic Committee about the bans on athletes wearing the hijab

In advance of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, several organisations are writing to ask the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to publicly call on sporting authorities in France to overturn all bans on athletes wearing the hijab in French sport, both at Paris 2024 and at all times and all levels of sport. The country’s discrimination against women and girls wearing the hijab is particularly concerning given the IOC’s celebration of Paris 2024 as the first “Gender Equal Olympics”.

The letter was sent to the IOC on 24 May and published on 11 June 2024

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