‘Diversity’ as a pick-and-choose code word

Qatar has withdrawn its women’s basketball team from the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, because of a ban on headscarves by FIBA, the sport’s global governing body.

Khalid al-Jabir, the leader of Qatar’s delegation at the games, said the team was returning home, the Associated Press reported. Qatar had refused to play against Mongolia on Wednesday and forfeited its game against Nepal on Thursday.

The slogan for the 2014 Asian Games is “Diversity Shines Here.”

Quote source

Davies, W. (2014). Qatar Women’s Basketball Team Leaves Asian Games Over Hijab Row. Wall Street Journal. Available http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/09/26/qatar-womens-basketball-team-leaves-asian-games-over-hijab-row/. Last accessed 28th Feb 2015.

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