News about the Play Fair 2008 Campaign
Play Fair Torchbearers Confront IOC on Labor Rights Violations
Tuesday, 10 June 2008

First contacted in 2003, IOC only beginning to talk of possible changes in 2016;

Lack of urgency a disgrace to the Olympics movement, say Play Fair coordinators

Image10 June 2008, Lausanne – Play Fair 2008 activists were at the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters today to press Jacques Rogge, head of the Olympic movement’s top organization to take long overdue action on the problem of labour rights violations where Olympic merchandise is produced.

The IOC has had years to consider these issues yet continues to delay – their response to the labor rights crisis in the production of Olympic goods is inadequate and risks tarnishing the reputation of the Olympic Movement,” said Esther de Haan, in Switzerland today to hand over the signatures of more than 12,000 people from 99 countries wordwide who participated in Play Fair’s alternative Olympic torch relay to carry a labour rights message to the IOC.


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CCC Belgium North Holds PF Actions in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent
Sunday, 08 June 2008
Ghent, May 30
Ghent, May 30
The Clean Clothes Campaign in Belgian North organized activities in connection with the Play Fair campaign in various cities in Belgium.
Action in Vienna prior to Euro 2008
Thursday, 05 June 2008
ImageVienna, June 5, 2008 - Days before the launch of Euro 2008, 22 Play Fair activists held an action in Vienna's Weghuberpark to raise awareness of ongoing labor rights violations in the global sportswear industry, particularly the problematic conditions faced by those producing footballs, in such countries as China, Thailand, Pakistan and India.
Play Fair 2008 action at the 20 KM in Brussels (B)
Sunday, 25 May 2008
ImageA giant Play Fair puppet greeted the approx. 25,000 runners at the finish line May 25th at the "20 KM of Brussels" run. A Play Fair/JO Propres team of 150 runners also took part in the run, while other activists collected signatures from the public, all to raise awareness of the campaign's demands to the Olympic movement and sportswear industry.
Adidas receives the PF08 sportswear industry report in Germany
Thursday, 08 May 2008

ImageActivists from the German Clean Clothes Campaign demonstrating outside of the adidas annual general meeting, May 8th in Furth, Germany. Inside adidas executives were presented with Play Fair's report on the sportswear industry.


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