Tokyo Olympics: IOC details athlete rules on political protests


The International Olympic Committee has published new rules banning athletes from taking a political stand and in the field of play. Joe Ramsey explains no taking a knee. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespected medal ceremonies. The International Olympic Committee says athletes are prohibited prohibited by the Olympic charter from taking a political stand in the field of play like the raised fist by American sprinters. Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the nineteen sixty eight Mexico City Games. They can still express if political opinions and official media settings or on social media accounts the new guidelines come after two American athletes were reprimanded by the US Olympic Committee after protests on the podium at the Pan American in games last August in Peru the IOC says sport is neutral and must be separate from political religious or any type of

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