IOC looking into gesture used by us athletes Saunders IOC spokesman Mark Adams told a news conference on Monday that the IOC was liaising with World Athletics, the International Sports Regulatory Authority and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Last month, the IOC relaxed its Rule 50, which barred athletes from protesting. Now it lets them gesture on the field, if they do without interruption and show respect to their fellow competitors.
However, the threat of sanctions still remains if protests are staged on stage during the medal ceremony.
IOC looking into gesture used by us athletes Saunders Saunders gestured on the podium after winning his first medal at the Games on Sunday.
“Let them try to take this medal,” Sanders said in a late-night social media post in an apparent reference to IOC rules, limiting the protest.
“I’m running across the border even though I don’t know how to swim,” he wrote on Twitter, ending the post with a smiley face emoji.
His gesture was in support of the oppressed, he said while retweeting an article about the action from the news website theGrio.
“This is the intersection where all the oppressed meet,” Saunders said in the article.
After winning the medal Sunday morning, Saunders said she looks forward to inspiring and inspiring the LGBTQ community, African Americans, blacks around the world, and the fight against mental health. He had previously spoken of experiencing major mental health problems and depression.
The USATF, the regulatory body for track and field in the United States, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Tokyo Games saw a fair share of protests wearing rainbow armbands in solidarity with the LGBTQ community during every match with the captain of the German women’s hockey team.
The Australian women’s soccer team displayed an Indigenous flag before its opening match and several other women’s teams were on their knees in a signal against racial discrimination.
Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado knelt down at the end of her routine in support of racial equality.