Tokyo 2020 U-turn allows social media teams to show athletes taking the knee

  • IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers overturn opening-day ban
  • @Olympics tweet picture of GB’s Lucy Bronze taking knee

The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers have performed a U-turn over their stance to stop their social media teams from posting pictures of athletes taking the knee at these Olympic Games.

The decision comes after the Guardian revealed they had issued a diktat against showing such images just hours before Team GB’s women’s first football match against Chile on Wednesday.

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