Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee pledges to work with athletes to ease the protest policy

Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee pledges to work with athletes to ease the protest policy

The current guidelines of the International Olympic Committee prohibit any form of protest at the Olympics, including biking, lifting a fist or refusing to follow the protocol in medal ceremonies.

However, death George Floyd In Minneapolis last month, which led to demonstrations across the United States and around the world, some sports organizations have seen rethinking the ban on protests.

“The IOC Executive Board endorses the IOC Athletes Committee initiative to explore various ways of how Olympic athletes express their support for the principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter, including the time of the Olympic Games and respect for the Olympic spirit,” said IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday.

“The framework has been established and the Athletes and Athletes Commission have been discussing among themselves to come up with relevant proposals,” he added.

The International Olympic Committee said in a statement that the Olympic Games were Postponed until 2021 amid the coronary virus pandemic, Is “a very strong global demonstration against racism and totalitarianism.”
last weekThe National Football Confederation Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was a mistake because he had not listened to players protesting racism, a movement that began when 49ers of former San Francisco midfielder Colin Kaybernick rode his knee during the anthem.
The NFL has been She canceled her policy Demanding players to stand during the anthem, while FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the recent demonstrations of the players deserve “applause, not punishment”.
American hammer launcher Gwen Perry He told CNN earlier this year About how she lost some of her sponsors after protesting on the Pan American Games platform.

Perry received a 12-month probationary period from the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to raise her arm while the anthem was played. She told CNN that cutting its revenue was “very destructive”.

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