The Paralympic Games start in Tokyo tomorrow and athletes have a variety of advocacy needs. The IPC rules, following IOC language, currently state:
No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Paralympic venues or other areas related to the Paralympic Games.IPC Handbook
We at PlayerPrayers have been outspoken advocates for free expression in the sporting arena since we first objected to FIFA’s ban of religious expression in March 2007.
Today, we joined athletes, 150+ global experts, and leading sport and social change organizations to #AmEndSec2point2 The full-length letter, including a list of signatories, supporting organizations, and athlete supporters, can be accessed here.