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Five women’s soccer teams, including the U.S. women’s national team, took a kneel prior to their respective matches on Wednesday.

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Tokyo Olympics officials ban social media teams from posting photos of athletes kneeling: report

The Games’ opening soccer matches started with kneeling protests during the Britain-Chile and U.S-Sweden games. But curiously, it appeared no photos of players protesting before kickoff were posted on social media from official channels.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 organizers reportedly prohibited their social media channels from posting photos of athletes kneeling in protests, The Guardian reported Wednesday. No photos of the protests appeared on any social media pages, according to the paper.

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Date: 2021-07-21
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Report: Tokyo 2020, IOC social media accounts can’t post pics of Olympic athlete protests

Social media teams were instructed to not share photos of such actions on Tuesday night, prior to the matches occurring, according to The Guardian.’

Protests in the Olympic village, during opening or closing ceremonies and on the medal stand are still barred.’

The USWNT is no’stranger’to pushing boundaries. After former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem’in 2016, soccer star Megan Rapinoe was one of the first athletes in another sport to follow suit.’

“As players in Great Britain, we’ve been taking a knee in club and international matches and we felt strongly as a group that we wanted to show support for those affected by discrimination and inequality,” Steph Houghton, one of Team GB’s captains, said after the match.’

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Olympic officials ‘ban social media accounts from showing athletes taking knee at Tokyo 2020’ ‘ reports

The Guardian‘reported that the message supposedly came from top brass on Tuesday evening, and had specific reference to the football match between Team GB’s women and Chile in Sapporo.’

Broadcast live to millions around the world, both sides performed the gesture before kick-off. Players from the US, Sweden and New Zealand teams followed suit in their fixtures later on.

‘ | NEW: The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers have banned their social media teams from posting pictures of athletes taking the knee at these Olympic GamesVia @guardian

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Date: 2021-07-21T16:02:35+00:00
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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live Updates

Five years since the United States women’s soccer team’s hopes for an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games were dashed by Sweden. Five years since a defeat that forced the Americans to look in the mirror and ask hard questions about their age, dominance and future.

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The United States opened the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday exactly where it ended the Rio Games five years earlier: reeling from a humbling, embarrassing defeat to Sweden.

Back then, it was a loss on penalties in the quarterfinals. This time, it was not nearly as close: Sweden dominated the United States, 3-0. Back then, Sweden had bunkered down and frustrated the Americans. On Wednesday, it simply dominated from one side of the field to the other.

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Date: 2021-07-20T21:12:53.000Z
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