Olympics-No logo: Paralympians still face tattoo ban, main Games less strict

viernes 6 de mayo de 2016 09:31 GYT

* British swimmer barred from Paralympic race last week

* IOC says will apply "common sense" on tattoos

* All advertising banned inside Games venues

* T-Mobile CEO buys space on runner's arm

By Karolos Grohmann

BERLIN, May 5 (Reuters) - Olympic athletes with tattoos are unlikely to be barred from the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday after a Paralympic swimmer with his team logo inked onto his chest was banned from a race.

British gold medallist Josef Craig was disqualified from a race at last week's IPC European Championships after failing to cover up the tattoo: the team's lion's head design above the Olympic rings.

The International Paralympic Committee said he had breached a rule stating "body advertisements are not allowed in any way whatsoever (this includes tattoos and symbols)."

It said Craig was displaying a logo of an event he was not competing in. The Paralympic Games are governed by a completely separate organisation from the IOC and have their own logo.   Continuación...