NACAC rejects any form of Racism

first_imgWORLD Athletics’ confederation – North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) has issued a statement totally condemning Racism. In an official release by NACAC, Bahamian-born president Mike Sands expressed his fight to eliminate racism.“Over the past few weeks the spectre of systemic racism has been at the forefront of international news. Because of the resurgence of racism at the global level in the recent past, many International, Regional and local sporting organisations and athletes have been forced to speak out because of their understanding of the mounting evidence of its invasion in the world of sport.NACAC finds it absolutely necessary to add its voice to the chorus that continues to grow, declaring its total rejection of any form of racism in society, generally, but more so in the world of sport.The ‘positive values attendant’ to sport allowed it to be one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. The blight of racism and its consequences deny our very humanity and must be, vehemently, rejected in all its forms, wherever it threatens to rear its ugly head.NACAC is insistent that there is no place for racism in our sport of athletics and will commit to the promotion of the lofty values that have allowed us to rise to and maintain our position at the very pinnacle of global sport.“As we continue to lead the world in the fight against drugs in sport, too, we strive to play leading roles in the eradication of racism in sport, fully cognizant that by doing so  we are participating in a greater war, that of eradicating the scourge of racism from global society”.last_img

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