U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team star Megan Rapinoe is speaking out after the International Olympic Committee published a new set of guidelines for the upcoming games stating that athletes are forbidden from participating in political statements and protests during the games.
Rapinoe, who made headlines last year after she refused to sing the national anthem, responded to the IOC’s policy change noting that she will not be silenced.
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“So much being done about the protests. So little being done about what we are protesting about. We will not be silenced,” Rapinoe shared on her Instagram story.
Megan Rapinoe responds to the IOC banning protests at the Olympics: “We will not be silenced” pic.twitter.com/69PljKC8u5
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 10, 2020
According to Sports Illustrated, Olympic athletes will not be allowed to kneel or make political hand gestures while participating in a sport. The guidelines also note that athletes will not be allowed to show any disrespect during the medal ceremonies.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Rapinoe first made headlines for her activism in 2016 when she joined former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protesting inequality and injustice by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem at professional sports games. In 2019,…
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