Olympic champion Nils van der Poel gives gold medal to Gui Minhai
Olympic star Nils Van der Poel donates his Olympic medal to author and publisher Gui Minhai who is imprisoned in China, the human rights organisation Amnesty International announces.
The Olympic champion in skating, Nils van der Poel, donates one of his Olympic gold medals. He gives it to the Swedish author and publisher Gui Minhai, who is imprisoned in China.
– For me, it was pretty obvious from the beginning, that the Olympics in China was not a good idea. I reflected on it and it bothered me more and more. Everything I had invested in becoming a good athlete was used to justify a regime’s violation of human rights. I was terribly dissatisfied with that, says Nils van der Poel at a press conference.