Taking a knee, raising a fist to be punished at Tokyo Olympics: IOC

Taking a knee, raising a fist to be punished at Tokyo Olympics: IOC

Today·2021-04-22 13:06

TOKYO — Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday (April 21) maintained its ban on athletes' protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums.

The IOC's Rule 50 forbids any kind of "demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda" in venues and any other Olympic area and the Games body concluded the rule should be maintained following an athlete consultation.

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