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Olympic competition and podium no place for protests, say Australian athletes – Sydney Morning Herald

Amid fierce debate about the IOC’s contentious Rule 50, a survey of past and present Australian Olympic athletes has delivered some striking results.

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The survey found that nearly 40 per cent of Australian athletes believed in self-expression depending on the circumstances, 19 per cent believed in self-expression in any circumstances and 41 per cent argued the Olympics were not a place for athletes to publicly express views.
In a reflection, however, of the difference of views particularly between age groups, 10 per cent of respondents said they would consider protesting on the field of play or at the podium despite knowing there were consequ…

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