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Trieste half-marathon backtracks on exclusion of Africans

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Organisers invited only Europeans to draw attention to exploitation of African athletesThe organisers of a half-marathon in the northern Italian city of Trieste have backtracked on their decision to exclude African athletes from the race following accusations of racism.“After launching a provocation that hit a nerve, drawing great attention to a fundamental issue, contrary to what was communicated yesterday, we will also invite African athletes,” Fabio Carini, the manager of the Trieste Running Festival, said in a statement. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/28/trieste-half-marathon-backtracks-on-exclusion-of-africans

Author : Angela Giuffrida

Publish date : 2019-04-28 10:39:30

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