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Canada Asks Nazi Pledge on Olympics

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A resolution asking for assurances that the German Nazi government will not discriminate against Jewish athletes in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin was introduced here today at the forty-seventh annual convention of the Canadian Amateur Athletic Union.

The resolution was introduced by the Alberta branch of the Amateur Athletic Union and reads as follows:

“Resolved that, since Jews will not be welcomed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, this convention seeks assurances from the German government that no discrimination will be shown to any athlete of any race or creed. If such assurances are not given, this convention favors a change in the location of the games.”

The American Olympic Committee recently voted to accept the invitation to participate in the Berlin Olympic Games, with the provision that, if any discrimination be proven to the satisfaction of the committee, America will withdraw from the games.

A resolution adopted by the American Amateur Athletic Union at its Pittsburgh convention on November 22, 1933, took a firm stand against American participation in the Berlin games. Daniel Ferris, secretary of the organization, recently declared that the resolution still stands. Without certification of the A. A. U., there can be no American Olympics team. The A. A. U. will meet in Miami, Florida, on December 7 to decide on a course of action.

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