The Olympics will not be “woke” this year.
According to the Olympic body’s legal commission, any outfits worn by athletes during this year’s games mentioning BLM will be banned.
The same goes for kneeling at national anthems.
The IOC will be enforcing Rule 50 which states “no kind of political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.”
The rule was put in place after the 1968 Olympics after two US athletes raised gloved fists while standing on the podium where they took first and third place in the 200-meter race in the Mexico City Games.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos where expelled from the Olympic Village as a result
Athletes would be allowed to voice opinions during press conferences or interviews or on social media.
The games are expected to start on July 23rd. They were originally scheduled for 2020.