Questions and answers about PlayFair 2008

Is this the first time the question of workers' rights has been raised with the IOC, NOCs and the sportswear industry?


No, in the past there have been other attempts to draw attention to the need to improve working conditions in Olympic supply chains and the sportswear industry in general. Notably in 2003 and 2004 in the lead up to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the PlayFair Alliance launched the "Play Fair at the Olympics Campaign", at that time the biggest anti-sweatshop mobilization ever. To find out more about the campaign and what was achieved, see the website . The Clean Clothes Campaign and Global Unions, the organizers of PlayFair 2008, were also involved in the 2004 Play Fair at the Olympics campaign.