Quote Of The Day
“It’s not an easy thing for me to say but I was finding it quite hard to see a difference between what was emerging and human trafficking. [Something is wrong] when you have a system where two federations could effectively shake hands behind closed doors and an athlete, with very little guarantee on either side of the protocol around that transfer, could suddenly end up competing for a completely different country. … Some of them were barely older than anything that would in any country constitute adulthood and in some occasions barely at the age of consent. And that’s when I looked at this and thought we also have a responsibility here in the safeguarding space.”
– Seb Coe talking about why World Athletics cracked down on and tightened rules for athletes switching allegiance between countries.
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