Citius, Altius, Fortius, Nationality-ius?

February 26, 2009

discrimination, regulation

Source: http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wsptrow19/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090220.wsptrow19

FISA (The International Rowing Federation) has temporarily delayed reviewing the Swiss boat numbers proposal, in favour of debating the issue properly at a congress in September. The Swiss proposal would have limited countries competing in the Olympics to only send a maximum of 10 boats across 14 potential classes.

If FISA were to accept this proposal, this would be another example of positive discrimination and the Olympic competition would cease to be about how fast a boat could go and more about which country it came from. It would also lead to some of the larger countries having to make decisions over which categories they entered competitors into.

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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