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December 11, 2014 | by Compete Network
IOC adds non-discrimination policy to Principle 6; fans say ‘prove it’

While the International Olympic Committee has voted on November 18th to approve all 40 measures set to enhance or change certain aspects of the Olympic mission, many members of the LGBT community believe this measure has to be proved with clearer, more decisive actions.

While most of the other objectives had clear plans of action laid out the measure adding a non-discriminatory policy based on sexual orientation has no supporting documentation on how this policy will actually be enforced. This fan believes that certain measures could be taken like listing the countries that, based on their current political policies (Russia, namely) would be currently banned from bidding on the Olympic games.

While some of these actions would certainly light a fire under some prospective countries, there are many more countries that would be happy to take the mantle of Olympic host, especially if it meant making a political statement to Russia.

You can view the actual PDF of the new Olympic policies over at the IOC’s website.

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