It looks like the Olympics will be free from politics.
The International Olympic Committee has announced that taking a knee or raising your fist to protest racial equality will be banned.
The IOC’s rule 50 states any protests or demonstrations to occur within the stadium or on the podium will be prohibited.
Maybe the NBA should take notes and their ratings would go back up.
BREAKING: Taking the knee for Black Lives Matter will be BANNED at Tokyo Olympics as IOC seeks to punish those who choose to make political protestshttps://t.co/eD7LILP7UH
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 22, 2021
If the Olympics were being held in the States instead of Japan, I’m sure the woke mob would try to cancel the Olympics.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 24, 2021
Check out what the Daily Mail had to say:
Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes’ protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums.
The IOC’s Rule 50 forbids any kind of ‘demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda’ in venues and any other Olympic area and the Games body concluded the rule should be maintained following an athlete consultation.
NEW – Athletes will be banned from "taking a knee" or "raising a fist" at Tokyo Olympics, IOC confirms Rule 50 forbids any form of "demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda" in arenas or on podiums.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 24, 2021
The New York Post chipped in too:
Forget taking a knee or raising your first.
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics this summer will be prohibited from making political protests, as the International Olympic Committee announced this week it was upholding Rule 50 of its charter.
The IOC said it chose to uphold the rule after “an extensive qualitative and quantitative consultation process” that included 3,500 athletes representing 185 different national Olympic committees and 41 different sports.
According to an IOC survey, 67 percent of athletes said the podium is an inappropriate place for protests or other demonstrations of individual views; 70 percent said the same for both the field of play and opening ceremonies.
I’m sure someone will decide to knee and the mainstream media will anoint them as a cultural and political icon.
Who knows they might even get a Nobel Peace prize for it in today’s climate.