Sports Gesture of Saunders at award ceremony: IOC checks sanctions

14:20  02 august  2021
14:20  02 august  2021 Source:   kicker.de

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With a protest gesture during the medal ceremony, the US ball rafter Raven Saunders called the international Olympic committee on the plan.

Die US-Amerikanerin Raven Saunders mit mit ihrer Silbermedaille und verschränkten Armen bei der Siegerehrung. © Francisco SECO / AP / DPA The US-American Raven Saunders with their silver medal and arms at the award ceremony.

"We will look at the thing and then weigh the next steps," said Ioc spokesman Mark Adams. The day before, Saunders, who won the silver medal, had shaped an X over their heads at the award ceremony with their arms. That's a symbol of all people who are suppressed, explained Saunders.

The athlete, which is politically very active and made with its Hulk mask during the competition in Tokyo for objective, must be a sanction from your association. The USOPC Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced that his view had been respectful to her opponents ", in his opponents, and" not injured our demonstration rules ".

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About the IOC wants to talk to the US association and also with World Athletics, the athletics umbrella organization, as Adam's said. For a long time, political actions were prohibited by athletes in the environment of the games. For the summer games in Tokyo, the IOC now allowed athletes to express themselves in social networks and even before the start of a competition - thus the knee comparison was possible before playing.

after the beginning of an event and also at victory suggestions, actions remained further prohibited. This is also the desire of the athlete, said speaker Adams with reference to a survey among athletes.

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