American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP
American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: athletes protest in creative ways to sidestep Rule 50 and express their views

  • The IOC’s controversial Rule 50 bans athletes from demonstrating or engaging in propaganda during competition and on the podium but many do it anyway
  • The Olympic Games offer a rare and effective platform to reach millions of people watching around the world, and some athletes simply cannot resist

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP
American silver medallist Raven Saunders makes an X sign with her arms while on the podium. Photo: AFP
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