Rekabi case: Ensure athlete’s safety and impose sanctions
Athleten Deutschland calls on the IOC and world sport to stand up for the freedom and safety of Elnaz Rekabi…More...
War of Aggression against Ukraine: Call for Complete Ban of Russia and Belarus from the International Sporting System
Berlin, February 26, 2022. For several days now, Russia, with Belarusian support, has been waging a war of aggression against…More...
Sport-Political Recap and Outlook After the Winter Olympics
Berlin, February 19, 2022. The Olympic Games in Beijing are drawing to a close. We were thrilled by the athletes’…More...
Ahead of the 2022 Winter Games Sport and Human Rights: Options for Action for Athletes, States, Federations, and Sponsors
Berlin, February 3, 2022. Shortly before the Winter Games in Beijing, Athleten Deutschland publishes the following discussion paper that highlights…More...
The IOC Must Distance Itself from Open Threat and Protect Athletes’ Freedom of Expression
Berlin, January 20, 2022. According to the Washington Post, a member of the Chinese organizing committee has threatened foreign athletes…More...
Statement on blatant security vulnerabilities of the My2022 app
Berlin, January 19, 2022. For a long time, there have been concerns that athletes and others could be spied on and…More...
After Peng Shuai Case: Nailing Colors to the Mast: IOC Must Make Protection of Athletes and Compliance with Human Rights Responsibilities Its First Priority
Berlin, December 6, 2021. The case of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and the IOC’s subsequent actions have caused great…More...
WADA Continues to Refuse Meaningful Reform
Berlin, 23. November 2021. On the eve of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings, we call…More...
Statement on the disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai
Berlin, November 19, 2021: Athletes Germany is very concerned about the whereabouts and well-being of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Independent and verifiable…More...
Violence and Abuse
Years-long sexual harassment and abuse in Malian basketball
Urgent call for help after being kicked off national team: Survivor and whistle-blower from Mali to be allowed to compete…More...
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Open Letter Belarus Human Rights Due Diligence Of The Olympic Movement (December 2020)
Athlete Groups And NADOs Call For WADA Reform (November 2020)
Athleten Deutschland Calls For Consequences (September 2020)
Position Paper Freedom Of Expression (September 2020)
Athleten Deutschland Calls For Harmonized Lex Refugee In The International Sports Federations (September 2020)
Imminent Execution Athleten Deutschland Calls For Supporting Navid Afkari (September 2020)
More Participation In The Planning Of The Olympic Games In Tokyo 2021 (July 2020)
Open Letter To The IPC Wheelchair Basketball (August 2020)
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