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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Taking a Knee Banned at Olympics


As per Reuters taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes' protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums.

The IOC's Rule 50 forbids any kind of "demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda" in venues and any other Olympic area and the Games body concluded the rule should be maintained following an athlete consultation. brought to you by "The Living Brand"

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

North Korea Pulls Out of Tokyo Olympics

North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19. 

This is not exactly unexpected, given that the North does not have "good" relations with Japan.

The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks. brought to you by "The Living Brand"