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Germany: Olympic team presented with protest T-shirts

July 28, 2008

The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
July 27, 2008

Beijing-bound German athletes were yesterday presented with T-shirts
highlighting human rights issues to take with them to the Olympics.

A group of former competitors, including Dieter Baumann, who won the
5,000 metres at the Barcelona Games in 1992, former East German shot
putter Andreas Krieger as well as ex-DDR sprinter Ines Geipel, were
among those who handed over the shirts to the German Olympic Sports
Confederation (DOSB).
The T-shirts, bearing the slogans "Fair Games," "Sport for Human
Rights," "Celebrate Humanity," "Free Tibet" and "Free China," were
presented to a representative of the team. They will be available for
athletes to wear at the German House, which has been set up in the
Chinese capital for the team. "We do not want to tell athletes how to
behave, but perhaps some of them will wear them in the German House,
which has ex-territorial status, to show how they feel," said Geipel.
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