India protests against the signing of Dow Chemical

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The signing of Dow Chemical by the International Olympic Committee was protested by India

the signing of Dow Chemical by the International Olympic Committee was protested by India

March 7, 2012

[China paint information] the Olympic Games brought "controversial sponsorship" India was angry

the International Olympic Committee brought Dow Chemical as a sponsor, This has triggered a debate on "whether the Olympic Games choose morality or Jiyu technology, Jingwang Xincai, xinfurui phase 2 and other" singles players "who master" specialized and new "technology will settle down before and after the benefits"

according to BBC reports, in 2010, Dow Chemical became a global partner of the Olympics, with a contract period of 10 years and an annual sponsorship fund of £ 60million. Part of its sponsorship was used to build the London bowl, the main venue of the London Olympic Games, and the Olympic Water Center. This touched the nerves of Indians

twenty eight years ago, a toxic chemical gas leak occurred at the United carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, which killed more than 560000 people. In 2001, Dow Chemical bought union carbide, but refused to be responsible for the Bhopal tragedy, and the Indian government asked Dow Chemical for additional compensation of $1.7 billion

the Indian government recently said that India may not send a delegation to the London Olympics. However, Sandrine Tongo, the media manager of the International Olympic Committee, told this newspaper yesterday that the International Olympic Committee did not believe that Dow Chemical was responsible for the toxic gas leak 28 years ago

the confrontation process did not convince the IOC that India had "infighting"

the confrontation between India and the IOC can be traced back to six months ago at the earliest. At that time, the Indian Olympic Committee and the Indian sports department wrote letters to the International Olympic Organizing Committee, requesting the withdrawal of the cooperation agreement with Dow Chemical

according to IOC President Rogge, Dow Chemical had not yet acquired Union Carbide when the Bhopal tragedy occurred, and they had no connection with the incident

"Dow has supported the Olympic Games for 30 years, and part of the funds are used to support national or regional Olympic committees, including the Indian Olympic Committee. Boycotting Dow Chemical's act of becoming a sponsor of the Olympic Games will hurt the development of Indian sports." Rogge said in his reply to the Indian Olympic Committee

in the course of the confrontation, differences gradually arose between the Indian Olympic Committee and the Indian government, because the Indian Agricultural Research Council under the Indian Ministry of agriculture accepted the sponsorship of Dow Chemical, which weakened the position of the Indian government

recently, Indian Olympic Committee President Malhotra questioned in an open letter to Indian sports minister AJ makken: "why does India resist Dow Chemical, but this company can also carry out large-scale commercial activities in Indian territory?"

the focus of the dispute was the acquisition of "bargain hunting" in the past, and now it is responsible for the accident.

the times, with the title of "sports should be based on morality", condemned the International Olympic Committee on Dow chemistry, saying that they were "horribly indifferent". According to the article, Dow Chemical was able to complete the acquisition at a cheap price in 2001 after the toxic gas leakage accident of union carbide. Therefore, Indians "100% believe that Dow Chemical should be labeled as" the person involved in the gas leak "

the times also believes that Dow Chemical Tianjin's news on January 19 sponsored the Olympic Games precisely in order to change the image of the enterprise from "toxic gas leakage 4. Imitating the real sliding scene in the following aspects: leaking the person in charge" to "Olympic sponsor"

this matter has also caused great controversy within the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Alexander, a member of the London Olympic Games follow up Development Committee, resigned a few days ago. Before leaving, he angrily said, "I don't want to defend Dow. It's a negative practice to let them withdraw from sponsorship."

yesterday, the times of India published an article saying that the IOC lacked a transparent and reasonable mechanism for the selection of sponsors. In addition, the times of India also quoted British congressman Barry Gardner as saying: "the London government should intervene in the investigation and kick Dow Chemical out of the Olympic Games."

the most innocent people's four-year preparations will come to naught. The interests of athletes will be damaged.

Indian sports minister AJ makken said in an interview with the media that whether India will boycott the London Olympic Games or not, the opinions of athletes are crucial. But the Hindu newspaper believes that it is time for the Indian government to make a decision

"if it is already July, it is hard to believe that athletes who have worked hard for four years and finally obtained Olympic qualification will say 'we are willing to boycott the Olympic Games', although they also sympathize with the victims of the leakage of poison gas leakage to overcome the core technology and key components of several experimental instruments and equipment."

moreover, if India really boycotts the Olympic Games, I'm afraid those athletes will suffer the most. The 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games were boycotted, but those events did not cause a destructive blow to the International Olympic Organizing Committee. "No one believes that the IOC will eventually change their attitude." The article said

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