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Olympics ban Black Lives Matter apparel and could punish athletes who break the rule

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2021
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The International Olympic Committee announced that Black Lives Matter apparel is banned at the Summer Olympics.

While the phrase “Black Lives Matter” will be banned from athletes’ apparel, other slogans and words such as “peace,” “respect,” “solidarity,” “inclusion,” and “equality” will be allowed.

Athletes could also face punishment if they violate the rule, with the committee saying it would review such violations on a case-by-case basis.

The committee said last month that athletes will not be allowed to protest during competitions as part of its long-standing ban on “demonstration or...

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