Former President Brundage: The Olympians looking the other way at racism

they called him "Slavery Avery, the man with a Discus at the place where a heart should be." No, not the direction of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, w

Former President Brundage: The Olympians looking the other way at racism

they called him "Slavery Avery, the man with a Discus at the place where a heart should be." No, not the direction of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which decided a few days ago, to remove the bust of Avery Brundage from the Foyer of the Museum. The man, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1952 to 1972, had a sense for art, and he collected, then donated works to the Museum in the vicinity of the city hall of the city on the Pacific ocean.

Director Jay Xu said, had become the full extent of Brundage's racist behavior only in 2016, aware of the Image of the Patron Saint, the "for racist and anti-Semitic world views came in had to disappear,". They wanted to make the history of your own house.

Back to Slavery Avery, the man with the Discus in place of the heart: the journalists of the "Sports Illustrated described him" at 30. January – 1956. In fact, Brundage from his view of the world has made no secret, not in the light of his enthusiasm for the games of the Nazis in 1936, not after. And the IOC? 2018 produced a documentary film on the Olympics to the exclusion of the apartheid state of South Africa in 1968 – not to mention on which side to be President Brundage's stand. The racist throws his long shadow until today.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 08:19

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