Raven Saunders' gesture gets support from USOPC; athlete challenges IOC to take medal

The USOPC said it wasin discussionwith the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics, which governs the sport, over the gesture. IOC spokesman Mark Adams told reporters Monday the organization was in contact with the USOPC over the gesture.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

As with all delegations, Team USA is governed by the Olympic Charter and rules set forth by the IOC for Tokyo 2020,the USOPC said in a statement, 통하다 로이터.

Per the USOPC’s delegation terms, the USOPC conducted its own review and determined that Raven Saunderspeaceful expression in support of racial and social justice that happened at the conclusion of the ceremony was respectful of her competitors and did not violate our rules related to demonstration.

The IOC had relaxed some of its rules regarding protests and political gestures at the Olympics but still barred demonstrations during medal ceremonies. The USOPC said it would not sanction athletes who demonstrated on the podium.


Saunders dared the IOC totry and take this medal.

Let them try and take this medal. I’m running across the border even though I can’t swim,” 그녀가 적었다.

During the photo op at her medals ceremony, Saunders stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an “엑스’ with her wrists.

It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet,” she said when asked what her protest meant.

Saunders, who is openly gay, has often wondered if the Olympics could live up to the mission of diversity.

To be me. To not apologize,” she said in a wide-ranging conversation after her second-place finish. “To show younger people that no matter how many boxes they try to fit you in, you can be you and you can accept it. People tried to tell me not to do tattoos and piercings and all that. But look at me now, and I’m poppin’.

Saunders won silver with a mark of 19.79. She finished just behind China’s Gong Lijao (20.58) and just ahead of New Zealand’s Valerie Adams (19.62).

Fox News’ Emma Colton and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

댓글이 닫혀 있습니다..