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Olympic Committee Bans Black Lives Matter Apparel, Threatens to Punish Those Who Protest

Olympic Committee Bans Black Lives Matter Apparel, Threatens to Punish Those Who Protest

“The IOC AC is very concerned about the risk of politicisation of the athletes and the risk that athletes may be put under external pressure.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMhrEVa4XQ

The 2020 Summer Olympics kick off in 80 days in Tokyo, Japan, after the pandemic delayed it for a year.

A lot happened in the last year. Black Lives Matter shared the attention with COVID-19 after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. But BLM supporters will not have an opportunity to showcase that support on the Olympic stage.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned athletes from wearing apparel with the slogan “Black Lives Matter.”

Athletes can wear shirts with generic words: peace, respect, solidarity, inclusion, and equality.

The IOC does not allow any “‘demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda’ on the playing field, the medal stand, or during the Games’ official ceremonies.

Athletes cannot protest, which means they cannot raise a fist or kneel during the national anthem:

“The IOC AC is very concerned about the risk of politicisation of the athletes and the risk that athletes may be put under external pressure,” the IOC said in a statement in April. “It is important to protect athletes from the potential consequences of being placed in a position where they may be forced to take a public position on a particular domestic or international issue, regardless of their beliefs.”

The Olympics did not provide details into the punishment, but going home is one option.

The IOC claimed athletes support these rules:

The IOC athletes’ commission cited support to uphold Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter from more than two-thirds of about 3,500 replies from consulting athlete groups. The IOC said 70% of athletes polled do not think it’s appropriate to demonstrate during competition, and 67% said it’s not appropriate either on the medal stand.

Athletes breaching Rule 50 can be sanctioned by three bodies: the IOC, their sport’s governing body, and their national Olympic committee (NOC).

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Comments

“after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020”.

Pull your head out of your arse Mary, you really should reframe this as “the death of George Floyd”. Calling Georges self inflicted Darwinism murder is taking the fucking piss.

    n.n in reply to mailman. | May 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, a medical event that preceded a justifiable restraint, and prompted an early exit from the cruiser. A knee on the back, the shoulder blade, to protect the suspect, officer, and public. A medical response that arrived too late to sustain his viability. There is no forensic evidence of physical trauma forcing a progressive condition. How would someone else, under the same circumstances, with the same training, with the same resources, have acted? An improbable homicide, let alone a murder. At worst, an act of negligence. There is no evidence that diversity was a motive.

    UserP in reply to mailman. | May 5, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    There must be some mistake. This is legalinsurrection.com. Articles of this nature should be posted over at legalpacification.com.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to mailman. | May 5, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I would word it in more polite terms, but agree.

      I am well past the point of being polite.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to mailman. | May 5, 2021 at 5:47 pm

        So noted. But, Mary isn’t some tart you picked up in a pub. Show some respect, please.

          Yes, please, a little respect to Mary is due here. She is entitled to her opinions and to expressing them as she sees fit. We can disagree with that casting, but attacking Mary is not going to help a darned thing (and it’s not even going to make you feel better about anything since it’s not really LI or any of our authors that is the problem, right?).

          Mary gets respect when she updates the article by removing reverences to murder and demonstrates, on a continued basis, an ability to think for herself as a conservative. At the moment she is more a conservative in the mould of Ben Shapiro, ie. just a bit too wishy washy and squishy.

          George_Kaplan in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | May 7, 2021 at 2:02 am

          Mailman, much as I sympathize with your skepticism regarding the cause/nature of Floyd’s demise, a jury has decided Chauvin murdered Floyd. Now the fact jurors had to pass a lynch mob every day they travelled to court, ‘President’ Biden, Mad Maxine, and other members of the federal government demanded a guilty verdict, the MSM demanded a guilty verdict 24/7, and the jury has demonstrated they fear for their lives, is no reason to think they were impartial.

          George_Kaplan in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | May 7, 2021 at 2:14 am

          Mailman, much as I sympathize with your skepticism regarding the cause/nature of Floyd’s demise, a jury has decided Chauvin murdered Floyd. Now the fact jurors had to pass a lynch mob every day they travelled to court, ‘President’ Biden, Mad Maxine, and other members of the federal government demanded a guilty verdict, the MSM demanded a guilty verdict 24/7, and the jury has demonstrated they fear for their lives, is no reason to think they were not impartial.

    kyrrat in reply to mailman. | May 5, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    You can disagree with Mary’s wording while treating her with respect and not cursing. Honest. Really, you can.

Well, good. This is the first time in decades that I’ve had something good to say about the IOC.

Personally, I think we should not attend the games at all, it will be like the 1936 Nazi sponsored Olympics, just a show of strength (and their ambitions for world dominance) for the CCP.

First time ever I’ve agreed with anything the IOC did. But isn’t it a little late for them to worry about “politicization’”?

Good for the IOC, but let’s see if it’s enforced.

NavyMustang | May 5, 2021 at 11:31 am

I envision a repeat of the 1968 Olympics with fists in the air.

https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/one-year-1968-0

How will the IOC stop them?

    CaliforniaJimbo in reply to NavyMustang. | May 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I suspect the IOC could pull the medal or send the athlete home. If athletes want to protest, go to the kiss and cry section and vent your anxiety to sympathetic NBC announcers. Maybe they can send Rachael Maddow or Lester Holt to nod and cry with them.

    Andy in reply to NavyMustang. | May 5, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    lifetime ban

Perhaps, in context, Athlete Lives Matter. Or, if you want to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive: Baby Lives Matter, unplanned, marginally viable, nursed by our mother, cared by our father, in a race for life. No color judgments. Who can object?

It was a ratings decision. They are in the toilet and can’t afford to go lower.

The Japanese are not known for their admiration of the people of African decent.

    Milhouse in reply to Anchovy. | May 5, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    This is true.

    Andy in reply to Anchovy. | May 5, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    accuse them of being racist and their answer is “duh”

    They look down on anything NOT Japanese.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Anchovy. | May 5, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    They are especially disdained on the island of Okinawa, but for a fairly clear reason: when one reads or hears of a local woman being raped or gang-raped, and/or beaten: guess who?

    ConradCA in reply to Anchovy. | May 5, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Judge people by the content of their character not the color of their skin. A huge percentage of blacks embrace the ghetto gangster culture. They place no value on education or work because welfare is easier. They are criminals because it’s easier than working for a living. The blame others for their failures because it’s easier then honest self assessment.

John Sullivan | May 5, 2021 at 3:55 pm

Signs of the apocalypse …
When the IOC makes more sense than the NBA, NFL and MLB.

This will conveniently also proscribe protests against the CCP over the Uighurs, Hong Kong, etc.

I think we all owe a thank you to the Olympics for ruling that the Olympics are for everyone including Americans who love their flag and don’t think police are an American SS.

Wanna bet?

This rule will be broken before the opening ceremony is over

Vladtheimp | May 5, 2021 at 7:57 pm

Should the Olympic Committee have permitted the vicious Socialist/Communist/ Terrorist groups worldwide to use the Olympic forum as a venue for their hate?

At least they are taking a stand to protect their long history (‘brand’) in today’s language instead of caving to a small number of radicals.

And who will suffer most from this decision? The Capitalist athletes from allegedly ‘disaffected’ and ‘disadvantaged’ populations in the U.S. who will profit from their Olympic experience; an infinitesimal number of American Olympic athletes.

Plus, of course, it might adversely impact the salaries of the IOC and their media partners.

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