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||Olympics: IOC investigating out shot-putter for protest gesture
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U.S. shot-putter Raven Saundersa Black, LGBTQ athletehas explained what the gesture she made following her silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics meant, according to CNN.com .
She raised her hands and crossed them in an X as she and her fellow medal winners posed for photos, telling NBC that it represented "the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet."
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking into the gesture Saunders made on the podium, as it is considered a potential breach of rules banning protests on medal podiums. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said, "We try to respect the views of all the athletes; we've given them more opportunity to express themselves. Freedom of expression in press conferences, social media, mixed zone. We've created possibilities before the sport begins to make protests."
In a reply to a tweet about her gesture, Saunders posted: "Let them try and take this medal. I'm running across the border even though I can't swim."
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