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Jan 18, 2020

Hosts Rekaya
Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC)
decision to ban protesting ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They mention what
happens if athletes violate the policies and where athletes can express their
views. They also share their thoughts about the IOC’s Rule 50.

When will the 2020 Summer Olympics start?

  • It
    starts on July 24, 2020 and ends on August 9, 2020.
  • The
    opening ceremony is July 24, 2020.
  • The
    closing ceremony is August 9, 2020.


Godin, M. (January
14, 2020). “Athletes Will Be Banned from Protesting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
But the Games Have a Long History of Political Demonstrations.” Time.
Retrieved January 16, 2020. Web.

“Rule 50
Guidelines Developed by the IOC Athletes’ Commission.” Retrieved January 16,
2020. Web.

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