World Olympians Association [WOA] calls for urgent resolution to ensure the right of athletes to compete is protected

31 | 1 | 2017

Joël Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association [WOA] today made the following statement in relation to President Trump’s recent Executive Order on Immigration:

“Like many across the world, the WOA is concerned about the impact of the recent Executive Order on Immigration signed by President Trump.  We have specific concerns in relation to the impact this could have on certain athletes who may be restricted in their ability to train and compete in the United States over the next three months.

“We note today’s statement from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) providing assurance that athletes will be able to visit and compete in the United States but we urge the relevant US authorities to urgently put in place a formal resolution to ensure the right of athletes to compete and train in the USA is properly protected.”