Written by: Li Siyong
Last update date: 2021-06-18 15:04
The Tokyo Olympics kicked off on July 23. At a meeting of the Home Affairs Committee of the Legislative Council today, a member of the Legislative Council made a "51" gesture in response to previous athletes making "51" gestures in overseas competitions. The establishment member Junyao Ho asked whether the government would require athletes to sign a letter of commitment before departure. , And remind athletes that they have the opportunity to violate the national security law.
The government responded that athletes need to read the guidelines before starting, and should not bring political information into the sports field. If they violate the guidelines or cause suspension and other penalties.
The DAB Liang Zhixiang and the New Democratic Party Rong Haien mentioned that during the World Cup in 2019, some fencing athletes made the "51" gesture which means "five demands, one is indispensable". Rong pays more attention to the three players and the future. Has been punished.
Yang Deqiang pointed out that there was no information in hand, and Xu Yingwei added that 3 people were no longer on the roster for this competition.
Sports Commissioner Yang Deqiang (right) stated that athletes must read the guidelines before departing for the Tokyo Olympics, and should not bring political messages into the sports field. If they violate the guidelines or result in suspension and other penalties.
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A total of 8 athletes from the Hong Kong Fencing Team of the Tokyo Olympics have qualified for the Olympics, including men's foil and women's epee. They will compete in individual and team competitions respectively.
He Junyao: Related behavior or violation of national security law
He Junyao asked whether the government will require the athletes to sign a letter of commitment before departure to ensure that there will be no anti-government behavior during the game, and even mention that athletes may conduct related acts overseas, which would violate the national security law.
Xu Yingwei said that athletes need to read the guidelines before departure. If they violate the guidelines or result in suspension, he also mentioned that in the past, in football matches, fans booed the national anthem, and the FA was fined by the FIFA.
In the past, there were athletes expressing political ideas in competitions
Regarding history, there have been athletes expressing political ideas on the field from time to time in the past.
At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, men's 200m gold and bronze medals, and African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos wore gloves symbolizing the black civil rights group "Black Panther Party" at the award ceremony, clenched their fists and pointed to the sky to speak for the equal rights of blacks. ; Silver medalist and white Australian athlete Peter Norman also put on the Olympic Human Rights Program badge on his chest to show his support for equal rights.
This is regarded as a classic scene of anti-racism, and it is also the most famous protest scene in the history of the Olympics, "Black Power Salute".
Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman, who protested racial discrimination on the Mexico Olympic podium 52 years ago, were awarded the President of the Year Award by the IAAF.
In the "Black Lives Matter" movement triggered by the death of American black George Floyd (George Floyd) after being violently enforced by the police in the middle of last year, athletes from multiple events around the world knelt on one knee in the competition to support the equal rights of blacks.
American fencing player Race Imboden once knelt on one knee at the awards ceremony to support the black affirmative movement.
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