Tokyo Olympics: Are the games the place to protest?

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The Olympic committee has banned taking the knee at the podium, but using the games as a platform for protest is a controversial topic.

The England football team famously taking the knee and Dina Asher Smith asked how Olympic authorities could sanction an athlete if they too make a stand.

One of the most powerful symbols of protest of all time was made at the Olympics – when two athletes raised a black power salute in 1968.

Sky’s Ali Fortescue asked Olympian John Carlos why protests are still controversial at the games.

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