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2020-01-12 Home Front: Culture Wars
Megan Rapinoe Blasts IOC's ‘No Protest' Policy: ‘We Will Not Be Silenced'
[Breitbart] U.S. Women’s soccer star and outspoken Trump critic Megan Rapinoe, slammed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to warning against political protests at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
"Your 15 minutes are up"
In an Instagram posted on Friday, Rapinoe said that she and her fellow athlete protesters "will not be silenced."

"So much being done about the protests," Rapinoe wrote. "So little being done about what we are protesting about.

"We will not be silenced."

Rapinoe’s post comes after IOC President Thomas Bach made it clear that all participants and support staff at the games are banned from protesting on the field of play, at the opening or closing ceremonies, at the Olympic Village, or on the medal podium.

"If this political neutrality is not respected, then the Olympic Games will divide, and not unite, the world," Bach explained.

The IOC is specifically outlawing kneeling, hand gestures, and signs, of a political nature.

Much of the impetus for the new rule is due to a pair of incidents at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. In which, fencer Race Imboden knelt on the medal podium and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised a fist.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-12 02:38|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6552 views ]  Top

#1 Confucius say, "Sen home nou, no complimentary Paltrow box candles."
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-12 02:47||   2020-01-12 02:47|| Front Page Top

#2 "We will not be silenced."

"Then you will not play. Next?"

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-01-12 04:22||   2020-01-12 04:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Bring on the trannies. Better than a bunch of ornery l3sbians and bet they won't lose to a bunch of 14 year old boys.
Posted by Sherelet Phort7209 2020-01-12 05:44||   2020-01-12 05:44|| Front Page Top

#4 It's in Japan so just have a policeman there with a sword to behead any offenders.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-01-12 09:27||   2020-01-12 09:27|| Front Page Top

#5 in other words from the IOC: nobody wants to hear the bullshit
Posted by Chris 2020-01-12 09:56||   2020-01-12 09:56|| Front Page Top

#6 It's sad how the Left has taken the Olympics from something that unite and uplift all of humanity and changed it into a soapbox for their petty political grievances.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-01-12 10:39||   2020-01-12 10:39|| Front Page Top

#7 "The Left"?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-01-12 17:50||   2020-01-12 17:50|| Front Page Top

#8 Dykes on spikes isn't golf anymore.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-12 18:28||   2020-01-12 18:28|| Front Page Top

#9 Seriously the way to deal with it is any behavior violating the rule results in loss of medal, lifetime ban from the Olympics and a ban from all international competitions.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-01-12 21:49||   2020-01-12 21:49|| Front Page Top

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