The Absurdity of Prohibiting Protest at the Olympics

Past week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a push release addressing its stance on Rule 50—i.e. the segment of the Olympic Charter which stipulates that, between other factors, “no variety of demonstration or political, religious, or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic internet sites, venues, or other locations.” Stating that the function of the rule was to protect the “neutrality of sport,” the IOC printed a a few-web page doc to support explain how Rule fifty would be carried out and enforced at the 2020 Online games in Tokyo. 

In temporary, Olympic athletes are prohibited from engaging in … Read More