CONFERENCE RESOLUTION

by International Campaign Against Racism in Sport
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
March 1978
3 pages
Type: Resolution
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Preamble • I. International Situation • II. National Situation • III. The Nashville-Davidson Country, Tennessee situation • Resolution adopted at the Conference on International Sport, Politics, Racism and Apartheid. The resolution acknowledges that South Africa apartheid sport results in the 99% racial segregation of players, sports bodies, and spectators and that the apartheid government spends 180 times more per capita for white sportspersons the black sportspersons. The United Nations proclaimed the year beginning on March 21, 1978 "International Anti-Apartheid Year." The resolution condemns racism in all its forms and expresses solidarity with the peoples of South Africa (Azania) in their struggle for fundamental human right to be free from racial discrimination and the pervading terror of the apartheid system. It also supports the work of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid and embraces the U.N. International Declaration Against Apartheid in Sport. It urges that the proposed Convention Against Apartheid in Sport contain a provision prohibiting all countries from sports exchanges with South African racially-sponsored sports bodies or their representatives and call upon nations to participate in a sports boycott of countries that maintain sporting links with South Africa. The resolution urges the Supreme Council of Sport for Africa to monitor violations of the non-binding Gleneagles Agreement among Commonwealth Nations to refrain from and discourage all sporting links with South Africa. It recognizes the work of anti-apartheid and human rights groups in the United States and calls for withdrawal of U.S. investment which supports the apartheid regime and calls on all businesses, organizations, and institutions that give support or tacit acceptance to racially-selected South African sports teams and individuals to cease such support. The resolution urges continued research into the multinational corporate nexus with apartheid, especially with apartheid sports. It calls on the Carter Administration to respect the principles of the United Nations Declaration Against Apartheid in Sports, including denial of visas and/or entry to representatives of sports bodies, members of teams, or individual sportspersons from any country practicing apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar