In Spite of Rules, Olympic Athletes Say They Won’t Lose Faith (Washington Post)

THIS COULD GET INTERESTING (BUT PROBABLY NOT): Alan Goldenbach writes:

“So long as you practice your religious belief in conformity with the constitution and the laws, there will be no problem,” said Wang Baodong, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington. . . .

“The conduct of participants at all sites, areas and venues includes all actions, reactions, attitudes or manifestations of any kind by a person or group of persons, including but not limited to their look, external appearance, clothing, gestures, and written or oral statements,” the IOC said. “As in all Olympic Games, such conduct must also, of course, comply with the laws of the host state.”

Wang said athletes should strictly adhere to the provision in the charter and the IOC clarification, or face discipline from the IOC and the Chinese government. He would not describe what kind of punishment violators might face.

In Spite of Rules, Olympic Athletes Say They Won’t Lose Faith – washingtonpost.com

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