International Sport Council Bans Awards for Lands Practicing Bias

The International Council for Physical Education and Sports today unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by the World Maccabi Union providing that any country or group practicing racial or religious discrimination in sports would be ineligible for awards. The Maccabi Union was the only Jewish sports federation represented at the meeting of the International Council, an agency of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Pierre Gildesgame, chairman of the Maccabi World Union and head of the group’s three-man delegation, was awarded the Grand Silver Medal of the City of Paris by the City Council here. The medal was presented to Mr. Gildesgame in special ceremonies in the parlor of the president of the Council at the Hotel de Ville here.

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