Iranians blast Olympics for praising IRGC ‘terrorist’ who won gold medal


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Iranians blast Olympics for praising IRGC ‘terrorist’ who won gold medal
United for Navid said the IRGC "has a history of violence and killing not only of Iranian people and protesters there, but also innocent people in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The IRGC is a designated foreign terrorist organization by the United States."
JULY 24, 2021

The Iranian human rights athletic organization United for Navid and Iranians on social media on Saturday slammed the International Olympics Committee for posting a tweet in praise of an Iranian marksman Javad Foroughi who won a gold medal at the Tokyo games because he is a member of a US sanctioned terrorist organization.

In a statement sent to The Jerusalem Post, United For Navid wrote that it "considers the awarding of an Olympic Gold Medal to Iran marksman Javad Foroughi not only a catastrophe for Iranian sports but also for the international community, and especially the reputation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 41-year old Foroughi is a current and longtime member of a terrorist organization [IRGC].”

The Olympics sent a congratulatory tweet to its over six million followers with a picture of Foroughi, writing “Golden debut! First place medal. Javad Foroughi wins gold in the air pistol men's final, breaking the Olympic Record on his first Olympic appearance. Well done! @ISSF_Shooting #Shooting.”