• Reuters3 hours ago

    USOC chief backs athlete protests

    By Rory Carroll PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. Referring

  • Reuters3 hours ago

    Olympics-USOC chief backs athlete protests

    Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. Referring to Sunday's protest by over 100 NFL players

  • British bobsleigh driver attacks decision to cut funding for women’s team
    The Guardian3 hours ago

    British bobsleigh driver attacks decision to cut funding for women’s team

    Mica McNeill has been forced to use a crowd funding site to raise money in order to reach the Winter Olympics, and is unhappy that three men’s teams are still receiving funding. The decision to continue funding all three men’s British bobsleigh teams while cutting financial backing for the only women

  • Taking a knee: Why are NFL players protesting and when did they start kneeling?
    The Independent5 hours ago

    Taking a knee: Why are NFL players protesting and when did they start kneeling?

    More and more have joined American football player Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement against police brutality, a move that has come to be something of direct resistance to Donald Trump after the President weighed in on the issue. The contentious move to take a knee during the national anthem before

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