August 14, 2020

Most Aussie Olympians against Games protests: survey

Sydney (AFP) – Most Australian Olympians believe protests should not be allowed in competition or on the podium, a survey showed Friday, despite calls for greater freedom of expression at the Games.The issue has come under renewed scrutiny following the death of American George Floyd in May, with countless athletes worldwide taking a knee in support of a resurgent Black Lives Matter movement.International Olympic Committee rules currently bar any “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” at the Games.But in a letter to the IOC in late June, the United States Olympic and Para…


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