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Olympic committee relaxes restrictions on political protests at Tokyo games

from The Hill,

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday updated its ruling on athlete protests at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, appearing to give more leeway for competitors to peacefully express political views at games venues. Rule 50.2 allows athletes to engage in political expression in a variety of capacities, including on the field prior to the beginning of the competition. Previously, the committee upheld Rule 50...

Although the update appears to relax the previous rule, both versions of the rule bar any protest on the podium. The rule further states that “when expressing their views, athletes are expected to respect the applicable laws, the Olympic values and their fellow athletes.”

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