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Activists of the C.I.O Comitato Insostenibili Olimpiadi (Unsustainable Olympics Committee) show a banner in Italian reading: “Milano-Cortina 2026, from the mountains to the city, unsustainable Olympics,” as they march in Milan, northern Italy, on Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The treatment of environmental activists at Olympic Games contradicts IOC’s Olympism ideals

Despite the IOC’s optimistic rhetoric, environmental exploitation by host nations, and the suppression of opposition to such exploitation, have remained a troubling feature of the Olympic Games.
Pavel Sulyandziga, a Russian Indigenous activist, poses with his family in 2017 in Yarmouth, Maine, where he awaits a decision on political asylum. Derek Davis/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Long after Indigenous activists flee Russia, they continue to face government pressure to remain silent

More than six years after Pavel Sulyandziga, an Indigenous activist from Russia, left the country to seek political asylum in the US, he continues to face harassment by the Russian government.

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