The International Olympic Committee has said hijabs will be allowed inside the athletes’ village at next year’s Olympics, despite hosts France banning their team members from wearing them.
French sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera said her country’s ban was to help respect principles of secularism.
But the IOC has clarified that the regulation will not apply to other countries participating at Paris 2024.
“For the Olympic Village, the IOC rules apply. There are no restrictions on wearing the hijab or any other religious or cultural attire,” said an IOC spokesperson.
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The decision by France to ban its athletes from wearing the hijab has been criticised by the United Nations Human Rights Office.