Olympic leaders to crack down on athlete protesting

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January 10, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Athletes looking to express their political or social views at the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will have to deal with a new set of guidelines covering what is — and is not — allowed.

The “no-no” list includes any signs, armbands and hand gestures. It prohibits taking a knee or otherwise failing to adhere to strict protocol during the medal ceremony.

The International Olympic Committee issued the three-page update relating to its Rule 50 during a meeting between the executive board and the athletes’ commission in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.

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