Next Scholars’ Hub @ Home event explores whether or not Olympic athletes should be allowed to protest

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Those who enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research will not want to miss the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series event that will explore whether or not Olympic athletes should be allowed to protest.

Brought to you by York University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. Events are held in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library.

Students, alumni and all members of the community are invited to attend. All sessions take place at noon via Zoom.Scholars' Hub poster July 21

For the July 21 edition of Scholars’ Hub @ Home, Associate Professor Hernán Humaña in York’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, will host a discussion titled “To protest or not: Dilemma for Olympic athletes.”

Throughout the 125-year history of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), one of its mantras has been: Olympics and politics do not mix. Many countries and athletes have experienced the IOC wrath for expressing political views and/or advancing political ideas. Today, the IOC states, “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” This talk will discuss the question, should Olympic athletes be allowed to protest or not?

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