German MP hits out at IOC’s Bach over Russian athletes stance

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The chair of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Commission of Germany’s parliament has attacked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach over a possible return of athletes from Russia and Belarus for the 2024 Olympics. Renata Alt said on Tuesday that Bach “has a strange understanding of human rights” and that he “has so far refused to speak to the members of the Human Rights Committee in the Bundestag [Germany’s parliament. “Olympia must not provide a propaganda platform for [Russian president Vladimir] Putin’s human rights-defying agenda,” she added. An IOC spokesperson …

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