Kneeling, raising fist during national anthem will be allowed at US Olympic trials
The Olympic rings are lit at the waterfront of Odaiba in Tokyo on December 1, 2020. - Philip Fong/APF/AFP/TNS

Athletes at the United States Olympic trials will be allowed to take part in racial and social justice demonstrations, including taking a knee during the national anthem. Guidance was issued Tuesday by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee on what should and should not be allowed at the trials, which will determine who represents the country at this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. “The USOPC values the expressions of Team USA athletes and believes that their right to advocate for racial and social justice aligns with the fundamental values of equality that define Team USA and the Olympic an...