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  • #76
    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    What about all the years South Africa was banned from the Olympics because of apartheid? What is that if not a political statement?
    I assume political statements by the whole 'Olympic Movement' are treated differently.

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    • #77
      Somewhat relevant here, but USOPC is now allowing protests at the Trials. from the News release and guidelines (also posted on the home page). Ofcourse these dont apply at the Olympics.
      Originally posted by USOPC
      Racial and Social Demonstrations (as defined below) will not be punished or undermined by the USOPC, nor will they affect an athlete’s participation rights at a U.S. Olympic or Paralympic Trials event

      These are examples of conduct that will be considered an R&S Demonstration:
      • Wearing a hat or face mask with phrases such as “Black Lives Matter” or “Trans Lives Matter” or words such “equality” or “justice”.
      • Orally advocating for equity/equal rights for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, or other historically underrepresented, marginalized or minoritized populations. • Holding up one’s fist at the start line or on the podium.
      • Kneeling on the podium or at the start line during the national anthem.
      • Advocating for equal treatment of underrepresented, marginalized, or minoritized groups around the world, or against systemic barriers to such equal treatment.
      • Advocating for communities free from police violence, or against systemic police discrimination against Black individuals or other marginalized populations

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      • #78
        Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
        What about all the years South Africa was banned from the Olympics because of apartheid? What is that if not a political statement?
        Which led to the Zola Budd and the British citizenship fiasco.....a low point in British track.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by ATK View Post
          100% sure he would have kept his position on his team.
          Kaepernick lost his starting job before he ever took a knee, and after he took a knee, he wasn't cut, he opted out of his contract because he thought he was worth more on the open market,

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