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Olympics: Tom Daley wants to ban countries where homosexuality is punishable by death


Before Paris 2024, the diver Tom Daley also wants to ban the hosting of major sports competitions by countries that criminalize

Tom Daley is an Olympic star.

Already on the podium twice during the Olympic Games, with two bronze medals won in London and then Rio, Tom Daley marked the Tokyo edition with his Olympic title, alongside Matty Lee on the 10m synchronized diving. but also through its commitment to the LGBTQ + cause.

He was also one of the first athletes to come out in 2013.

The homosexual champion Tom Daley announced at the beginning of the fall that he was going to devote himself to a new fight.

The Briton declared himself against the participation in the Olympic Games of countries which punish homosexuality with death and, beyond, against the hosting of major sports competitions by countries which criminalize human rights.

He took the opportunity at the end of last week to receive an award at the “Attitude Awards 2021 ″, awarded by the queer media Attitude, to make an explicit speech.

"I want to make it my mission, by the time of the Paris Olympics in 2024, to ensure that countries that criminalize and punish LGBT people with death are not allowed to participate in the Olympics," the swimmer told the platform in his acceptance speech.

"These ten countries where you cannot be yourself"

The 27-year-old athlete stressed that ten countries took part in the 2021 Olympics even as their laws trample on human rights. The latter still promise the death penalty for those accused of homosexual relations. “For these ten countries where you cannot be yourself, I think they should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics, and definitely not to host them,” stressed the athlete.

“I think it's really important to try to create a change, rather than just highlighting or highlighting these things,” explained Tom Daley after the ceremony, adding that he wanted to work on this subject with the International Committee. Olympic (IOC).

He also denounced the holding in Qatar of the next 2022 World Cup. He stressed that the small country has "extreme rules against LGBT people and women".

“I think it should not be allowed for a sporting event to be hosted in a country that criminalizes basic human rights.

So that will be my mission from now on ”he concluded.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-10-11

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