Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined squib

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore - their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into Olympic icons, while also symbolizing the power athletes possess for the short time they’re on their biggest stage - it's still forbidden. It's all part of an attempt to tamp down political demonstrations at this summer's Tokyo Games.
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