Olympics, Tokyo, the players kneel and the IOC does not object- Corriere.it

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President Thomas Bach confirms the exception and clarifies: “Kneeling is permitted and does not violate Rule 50”

In the women’s soccer tournament, which together with softball was the protagonist of the pre-opening of the Games, it is not so much newsthe defeat of the Usa for 3-0 against Sweden(the Scandinavians are now the beast of the Yankees girls), but the fact that even at the Games there were kneeling before the games. The gesture of the players at the recent European Championships was imitated by the players of the aforementioned meeting and by those of the match between Great Britain and Chile.

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It is not a trivial event because what happened adds the missing piece to the recent decision of the That is which, in partial derogation from Article 50 of the Olympic Charter, authorized demonstrations of dissent by athletes in certain locations of the Games.

The competition and awarding areas were (and are) excluded, but it was not clear in the release whether or not kneeling was prohibited. Inevitably in football, but also in other team sports, the gesture can only take place in one of the “sensitive” areas with respect to the provisions in force. To avoid cases, President Thomas Bach clarified: “Kneeling is permitted and does not violate Rule 50”. So let’s expect reruns. THE CALENDAR OF THE OLYMPICS

Returning to the USA-Sweden, the debut of the reigning world champions, undefeated since 2019 and considered among the gold candidates, was traumatic. A brace from Stina Blackstenius launched Sweden, who closed the accounts with Lina Hurtig, the Juventus player who in June became the mother of a child born, after artificial insemination, by his wife Lina Lantz. The Scandinavians at the 2016 Games had eliminated the Americans on penalties. Seven US players from that team were also on the field in Japan: the nightmare that returns.

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July 21, 2021 (change July 21, 2021 | 23:13)

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