France will not allow its athletes to wear headscarves at next year’s Paris GamesAlthough the International Olympic Committee (IOC) tolerates this, Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra stated on Tuesday.

Making a statement to state television France 3, the minister said, “The representatives of our delegations and teams they will not wear veils“Out of respect for the secularism that exists in their country.

Oudéa-Castéra acknowledged that this decision was contrary to IOC doctrine, which treats this garment as a cultural, not religious, element.

French law does not explicitly prohibit veiling at sporting events. They do this to public representatives within the scope of their duties.

Each federation, which is run as a private organization, makes its own decisions regarding the headscarf.

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