Kneeling and Other Forms of Protest Banned at 2020 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee released its guidelines regarding the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The guidelines go on to specify what the Committee has deemed to be forms of protest. They include political messaging, gestures of a political nature and refusal to follow Ceremonies protocol.
Political messaging includes – political armbands or signs – gestures of a political nature include kneeling.
The Summer Olympics have been the backdrop of iconic protests by athletes, like the raised fists of Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 games.