It’s been a tough week in America–and in cities around the world that are rising up against racism and social injustice. In hundreds of cities, people are banding together to make a statement about the brutal killing of George Floyd and to demand change.
Because of the situation going on in the world, we wanted to take some time and look at protests that have occurred on the Olympic stage throughout its existence, even though Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter states, “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” The IOC even clarified this earlier this year to prevent displays at Tokyo 2020.
And while the IOC believes that sport and politics don’t mix, we also note how that belief conveniently goes by the wayside when the IOC wants to promote a political agenda.
The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant mercifully tell us how to pronounce TKFLASTAN, our land of former guests. In part of this week’s update, we learn that ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was on an episode of “Behind the Gold.” Check it out here!
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