When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Summer Games, Australian runner Peter Norman stood by them. It lost him his career.
ERIN BLAKEMORE

Read more: How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers

  • Calls for fresh measures to tackle hate and discrimination
  • Boycott to run from Friday afternoon until end of Monday
Read more: Sports bodies to boycott social media for bank holiday weekend over abuse

All over the developing world, metropolises are rushing to cement their status as “global cities”. These are metropolitan centres that compete to become important hubs of cultural and economic activity in the interlinked global world. It’s all part of what scholars describe as “the modernity game”. And sport is rapidly emerging as an important way to display modernity and earn the “global city” mantle.

Read more: Why countries should break the crippling cycle of hosting big sporting events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission has recommended maintaining the ban on podium protests at the Olympic Games, but called for a "restructuring" of Rule 50 and greater clarity on sanctions for breaches.

Read more: Exclusive: IOC Athletes' Commission recommend keeping podium protest ban but call for clarity on...

The Track Cyclist from Trinidad and Tobago and World Record holder is eager to compete in his first Olympic Games this July in Tokyo.

Read more: NICHOLAS PAUL TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EXTRA YEAR OF OLYMPIC TRAINING

TTOC president pleads with cynics as 100-day countdown to Tokyo Olympic Games tick off

Read more: STOP THE FEARMONGERING