Aussie Basketball Star Threatens Olympic Boycott Over 'whitewashed' Photo Shoots
Muhammad Rameez 1 month ago Fri 07th May 2021 | 09:00 AM
Sydney, May 7 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th May, 2021 ) :Australian basketball star Liz Cambage Friday hit out at what she claimed was a lack of racial diversity in Australian Olympic team promotional shoots, threatening to boycott the Tokyo Games in protest.
The 29-year-old, a two-time Olympian who is preparing for the new WNBA season with the Las Vegas Aces, took issue with two separate pictures.
"HOW AM I MEANT TO REPRESENT A COUNTRY THAT DOESNT EVEN REPRESENT ME #whitewashedaustralia." The three-time WNBA All-Star also took aim at a second image showing Australian athletes in their uniforms, saying that "fake tan doesn't equal diversity", despite the picture including Indigenous rugby player Maurice Longbottom.
"The AOC does however have a very proud history of celebrating and promoting diversity in all its forms.
"From Indigenous reconciliation, people of colour, gender equality and all forms of diversity, the AOC is rightly proud of its record."It added that there would be further photo shoots "that reflect our broad diversity of athletes".