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ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:10:09 AM »
https://www.outsports.com/2019/1/18/18188348/rainbow-flag-triathlon-itu-policy-gay-athlete?fbclid=IwAR2Nzz9IOYnT1-IUfQUBV6X0XYOhFQNdi-tJ77eoZo2FeE1QKdUOE_wDYgA

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The International Triathlon Union has banned rainbow flags from all competitions, equating the rainbow flag with unsportsmanlike, disrespectful and dangerous displays.

The new rule for 2019 states:

“Athletes will avoid displaying any kind of demonstration of political, religious, sexual orientation or racial propaganda.”

The “sexual orientation” part of that is the new part, and is designed specifically to eliminate rainbow flags from any competitions.

The punishment? The athlete will be warned and, if they do not remove the rainbow flag, they will be disqualified and removed from the competition.

Not cool, bro
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 10:41:45 AM »
How are they going to regulate that? Rainbows are a pretty common type of imagery.

Would I get booted for wearing my new sweatshirt?


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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 11:46:23 AM »
Bet you’d get more discussion over at slowtwitch, bro.

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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 12:23:33 PM »
Here & there, yeah
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 07:25:57 AM »
AND ... ITU has re-thought the issue and revised its position

https://www.slowtwitch.com/News/ITU_Removes_Sexual_Orientation_Text_From_Rules_7148.html

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The ITU added the following statement:

"The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has decided to immediately change the rule that stated that 'Athletes will avoid displaying any kind of demonstration of political, religious, sexual orientation or racial propaganda', so that 'sexual orientation' will be immediately removed.

"The ITU is aware of articles published recently suggesting that our institution was banning the rainbow flag at our events. We would like to clarify that we have always stood for equality, inclusion and respect, and would never knowingly take such a decision that would infringe on the rights and freedoms of people to express themselves and banning the display of rainbow flags. ITU is proud to be an organisation that is absolutely inclusive from its inception, and will continue to be so in the future."

Of course, folks at ST are praising Dan Empfield for his diligence in getting to USAT and asking them "So? What's YOUR stance on this?" who then went to ITU and asked "What the fuck is THIS about?"

Feels almost as good as busting a Bib-Swapper
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 04:40:51 PM »
"What the fuck is THIS about?!”
My sentiments about this thread.
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 08:07:43 PM »
We need siamesedream back. :D

No

We don't need anymore Haddonfield fucks around here



Besides, he won't come clear about which of my brothers he was in HS with, if either of them

Until he confirms that, he's a ghost to me
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Re: ITU bans rainbow flags - grounds for DQ
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 10:36:19 AM »
No

We don't need anymore Haddonfield fucks around here

Besides, he won't come clear about which of my brothers he was in HS with, if either of them

Until he confirms that, he's a ghost to me
Ooohhh...I get it—you’re playing “bad cop” to try to get him back here!

Or else, that’s some weird-ass, melodramatic Rumplestiltskin shit you got goin on. :D

 

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