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Britain women's soccer team will take a knee at Olympics
LONDON — The British women’s soccer team will take a knee before kickoff at the Tokyo Olympics. The players have been performing the anti-racism stance with their separate teams over the last year and the IOC relaxed its rules this month to allow Olympic athletes to make such gestures of protest in the field of play at the Tokyo Games. “It is the people that don’t have a voice that we are standing up for,” said Britain defender Demi Stokes, who has spoken previously about being racially abused. “We know we have a big part to play. It’s important we use our platforms to help in any way we can. “We want to show to everyone this is something serious. It’s still happening.
Canada closed out group play in the Olympic women's soccer tournament with 1-1 draw against Great Britain on Tuesday in Kashima, Japan.
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Adriana Leon's strike, early in the second half, temporarily propelled the Reds into the lead, however Caroline Weir levelled the score for Britain in the 85th minute.
The draw allows Britain to finish top of Group E, complicating Canada's efforts to secure a third consecutive Olympic medal, as it now awaits a tougher opponent heading into the knockout round.
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The Olympic men's soccer competition as it unfolded with all the results and highlights. Brazil won gold, pre-tournament favorite Spain took the silver medal,and Mexico claimed the bronze.Mexico, which lost to Brazil in a penalty-kick shootout in the semfinal stage, beat Japan 3-1 to claim the bronze medal.