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Friday, March 24, 2023
Lewis Live at 9 am to Discuss Legacy

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach sees "no reason to rewrite history" amid a renewed focus on the legacy of the organizationís former leader Avery Brundage.

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco last month removed a bust of Brundage over concerns regarding his legacy, because of racist and anti-Semitic attitudes.

The bust was unveiled by the Asian Art Commission in 1972 and had sat in the foyer since in honor of the institution's founding patron.

These issues have since become a hot but touchy debate amongst sporting officials globally. Recently, TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis chimed in by relating his experiences of racial discrimination while attending meetings abroad.

Lewis also highlighted the longevity and continuity of a lifetime ban imposed on two African American track athletes, Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett, by the IOC back in 1972 by then IOC president Avery Brundage.

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