Because of Nazi comparison: Olympic Committee reprimands supervisor – events

There are strict rules in Tokyo. © APA / afp / JEFF PACHOUD

The Olympic Committee of the USA (USOPC) has condemned the post of a supervisor of the US wrestlers on social media about corona protective measures at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The chiropractor had compared the measures with conditions in Nazi Germany. “The USOPC does not condone or tolerate behavior that deliberately offends or offends others,” the committee told the AP news agency. The contribution was “completely incompatible with our values, and we made this clear to her as soon as we became aware of them”. By removing the post and apologizing, the supervisor showed remorse. Nevertheless, she should complete training on diversity, equality and inclusion.

The chiropractor has been working with the US wrestlers since 2009 and is at the Olympic Games for the third time. But she is not a member of the official Olympic delegation. The wrestling team is currently preparing for the games in Nakatsugawa.

Strict rules

In Tokyo, due to the corona pandemic, strict requirements apply to the more than 20,000 athletes, coaches, officials and media representatives at the Olympic Games, including regular tests and mandatory records. Spectators are not admitted to the competitions or the opening and closing ceremonies. Contacts between guests and the local Japanese should be avoided if possible.


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