Commonwealth Games open to athletes taking a knee

LONDON (AP) — The Commonwealth Games has joined a growing list of sports bodies allowing athletes to protest against racism without fear of repercussions. Organizations such as FIFA and the NFL reacted similarly following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Commonwealth Games CEO David Grevemberg says “we’re respecting people’s rights to voice their opinions.” Athletes can take a knee at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham but Grevemberg says it would be “presumptuous” of him to say “this is how it’s going to look.” Athletes from more than 70 nations and territories will be competing at the event.