Despite IOC ban, Rio crowds get their political messages across
The Olympics aren’t meant to be a place for political expression — the International Olympic Committee (IOC) makes that abundantly clear.
However, as the events have progressed over the last week and a half, many people have managed to get their messages across.
At a volleyball match on Sunday, one damning slogan made it into the crowd. “Let Iranian women into the stadiums,” Darya Safai’s sign said, referencing the fact that women have mostly been banned from all-male sports events in the country since 1979’s Islamic Revolution. Read more…
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