Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP
Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Faster, Higher, Stronger by Jonathan White

Tokyo 2020: Olympics needs to stand up for athletes to take a knee

  • IOC have suggested they will look at ‘dignified’ protests at the rescheduled Tokyo Games but need to do more
  • Rule 50 bans athletes from raising a fist, kneeling and political messages in events or on podium

Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP
Megan Rapinoe kneels during the US National Anthem prior to the match between the 2016 United States and the Netherlands Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: AFP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.