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US Olympian Gwen Berry raises a fist in protest as IOC relaxes rules on free speech

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2021
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These Olympic Games are never far from the hint of a gesture or protest, a moment of free speech, an opportunity to make a statement.

So it came as absolutely no surprise that U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry entered the Olympic Stadium Tuesday night by raising her right fist not once but twice, several seconds apart, to announce that she of all people would be taking advantage of the International Olympic Committee’s relaxed rules allowing freedom of speech prior to the start of play.

“It was the same thing,” she said...

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