Two weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials announced a ban on demonstrations during the Tokyo Olympics. The shocking outcome on the policy came after the IOC announced the ban on protesting was put in place after a “majority” of 3,500 athletes it polled were IN FAVOR of strict rules against demonstrations.
Officials have also just confirmed that athletes will NOT be allowed to wear “Black Lives Matter” apparel at Tokyo Olympics Games ceremonies this summer. “BLM” slogans will be allowed during interviews and team meetings but not during ceremonies, at the podium, or during competition.
IOC Athletes’ Commission chief Kirsty Coventry said:
“A very clear majority of athletes said that they think it’s not appropriate to demonstrate or express their views on the field of play, at the official ceremonies, or at the podium. So our recommendation is to preserve the podium, field of play, and official ceremonies from any kind of protest or demonstrations or acts perceived as such.”
This will be interesting because there is no stated policy for punishment for athletes competing in the Olympics. Will they follow through with the rule if it’s a famous athlete? Also, the head coach of the US National basketball team is radical leftist Greg Popovich!
Press conference on April 21, 2021, announcing the decision on protests:
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