Australian survey: younger Olympians more willing to protest
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian survey shows a higher proportion of younger Olympians would be prepared to use games venues or medal podiums as a platform for demonstrations. The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50.2 forbids demonstrations or political or religious grounds in games venues. But it has come under increasing scrutiny as the global Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum. The IOC is calling for input from athletes as it reviews the regulations and has time to implement change if required before the delayed Tokyo Games start next July.