Norway’s Sports Confederation finalizes anti-racism guide: “Zero tolerance for racism in sports”

Berit KjøllPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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The Norwegian Sports Confederation (NIF) has presented its new guide which for dealing with racism. 

The guide will make it easier for individuals to report racism and discrimination in sport.

“We have zero tolerance for racism in sports, and I expect that all organizational members in Norwegian sports always react to racism. 

The vision of sports bringing joy to everyone is also a commitment. This guide will make it easier for people to talk about racism – and easier for sports teams to handle such cases,” president Berit Kjøll noted in a press release.

New mechanisms

The guide will also make it easier for sports teams to deal with racism cases.

The measure comes after input from a committee appointed by Minister of Culture Abid Raja on September 7.

In the press release, the following important overriding principles for dealing with racism and discrimination also presented:

  1. Sports must always respond to racism and discrimination.
  2. Everyone in sports has a responsibility to respond when they hear, see, or register racism and discrimination. If you do not respond, you are practically supporting the action.
  3. There should always be a reaction to racism and discrimination.
  4. All inquiries about racism and discrimination must be taken seriously.

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