Such an act of athletes would be regarded as a violation of the order for “political, pious or racial propaganda.”
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement in which it is forbidden for athletes to kneel in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Reported by Reuters.
Athletes who violate the rules will be held accountable. Previously, kneeling events were held by athletes in various sports tournaments and disciplines.
The BLM movement was born back in 2013, but gained particular popularity after the events of 2020. Then, we will remind, in the USA the police killed the African American George Floyd, which led to countless street protests.