International Olympic Committee to punish any athlete who takes a knee during Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will punish athletes who use any platform during the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan to make political statements such as take a knee or put a fist up in the air. The Olympic Games which was rescheduled from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic begins on July 23 this year. The process involved consultations with more than 3,500 athletes, none of who can use the occasion to publicize their views on politics or advocate an unambiguous political belief.

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