Josef Craig Draws DQ at IPC European Champs For Olympic Rings Tattoo

Josef Craig Draws DQ at IPC European Champs For Olympic Rings Tattoo

A number of records fell at yesterday’s opening day of the 2016 IPC European Championships, but one swimmer was kept out of competition because of his tattoo.

Josef Craig has a tattoo of a lion and the Olympic Rings on his left chest. The 19 year old, who has cerebral palsey, was disqualified for the Rings tattoo after the prelims of the S8 100 freestyle.

The Olympic rings tattooed on Craig’s body are the property of the International Olympic Committee and cannot be used without prior consent from the IOC. The IPC states, “Body advertisements are not allowed in any way whatsoever (this includes tattoos and symbols).”

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