Skip to comments.IOC loosens ban on protest ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Posted on 07/04/2021 11:51:58 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is loosening its ban on protests and rules against athlete expression for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The IOC's executive board voted to approve guidelines clarifying Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which prohibits athletes from making any sort of political expression, particularly on medal podiums, in the field of play and at opening and closing ceremonies.
Athletes have pushed back on the rule for years and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee took the unprecedented step in December of urging the IOC to "end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations."
The new policy allows athletes to protest on the field of play before their competition, but it maintains that athletes are not allowed to protest on the medal stand. Athletes can protest after leaving the "call room" or similar area or during the introduction of the athlete or athlete's team, per the release by the IOC.
The gestures must follow four sub-guidelines within Rule 50.2. It must be:
"consistent with the Fundamental Principles of Olympism;"
not be targeted directly or indirectly against people, countries, organizations "and/or their dignity;"
not be disruptive, for example expressions during another athlete's national anthem or introduction, or physical interference as such;
not prohibited or limited by rules of the relevant National Olympic Committee (NOC) or relevant international federation.
The guidelines go on to say:
“When expressing their views, athletes are expected to respect the applicable laws, the Olympic values and their fellow athletes. It should be recognized that any behavior and/or expression that constitutes or signals discrimination, hatred, hostility or the potential for violence on any basis whatsoever is contrary to the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.”
Athletes made note that many of the demonstrations they were trying to make at the Olympic games were exemplary of "the goals of Olympism."
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...
Nice of them in case we needed another reason not to watch the Olympics. We do not.
It wasn’t enough that tv coverage of the games was abysmal at best, that the corruption wasn’t blatant enough, that the talking heads weren’t boring enough, that actual viewing of events was so severely limited, so now they kowtow to a minority collection of infants in adult bodies.
Time to end the Olympics.
That’s good. They just loosened my desire to watch any of it.
Of course, I’ve always had about zero interest in any Olympics games, anyway.
RE: IOC loosens ban on protest ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Well, why not? They’ve already allowed men to participate in Women’s sports.
Send over some BLM and antifa thugs. That’ll git their minds right.
Almost all of the protesting will be anti American by Americans.
““When expressing their views, athletes are expected to respect the applicable laws, the Olympic values and their fellow athletes. It should be recognized that any behavior and/or expression that constitutes or signals discrimination, hatred, hostility or the potential for violence on any basis whatsoever is contrary to the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.”
In other words...
BLM, AntiFA - GUD!
I would love to see someone on the podium pull out a Trump Won ! flag.
“and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee took the unprecedented step in December of urging the IOC to “end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations.”
“It wasn’t enough that tv coverage of the games was abysmal at best...”
NBC is horrible. ABC did a much better job.
We are overrun with wimps
The whole world.
The researchers say It’s not som much Marxism as it is fascism. I say it’s wimpism. It is a wimpocracy
The coffin was closed. Now it is nailed. RIP OLympics
The whole idea behind the Olympics was for nations to be able to put aside their differences and compete on the atheletic field. It was hoped it could overcome some of the tensions between nations and be a positive for international relations. Over the years that ideal has fallen by the way side as nations and individuals made more and more political statements. In my opinion, there is no longer any need for the Olympics — especially with the current decision to allow protests. In addition, with people like Berry who hates her country, there is no reason for the country to support her or have her represent it. It can be truly said, democrats destroy everything and in this case it is the Olympics (of course other nations have helped destroy it)
Get woke, go broke.
Yeah that will encourage all the sjw nutcases…and finish the olympics…yawn…
“end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations.”.....mostly peaceful that is
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