• Reuters1 hour 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

  • Reuters1 hour 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

  • Taking a knee: Why are NFL players protesting and when did they start kneeling?
    The Independent3 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

  • Business as usual as USOC prepares for Winter Games
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Business as usual as USOC prepares for Winter Games

    By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Not a single American athlete has expressed security concerns about next year's Winter Games in South Korea and it is business as usual for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as it pushes ahead with preparations, officials said on Monday. The

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