A.f.l.urges Boycott of Olympic Games

A resolution urging that “all American sport organizations be prevailed upon not to participate in the 1926 Olympic games in Berlin” was adopted by the fifty-fifth convention of the American Federation of Labor last night.

The convention also reaffirmed its stand taken two years ago against buying German goods.

Denouncing the Nazi government for its suppression of labor unions and minorities, the resolution declared that Olympics participation “would be used only to confer prestige upon the Nazi regime”.

Members were prohibited from participating in the games if they are hold in Berlin.

Trade unionists were urged on to “greater vigor and efficiency” in the boycott of German goods and services”. The action had been recommended by the executive council.

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