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The U.S. women’s national soccer team wasted little time taking a knee for communism-supporting Black Lives Matter at the Olympics and then wasted little time being blown out 3-0 by Sweden in the Tokyo Olympic opener, which snapped a 44-match winning streak for the American team. The USWNT, which famously wore ‘Black Lives Matter’ warmups & took a knee before a November 2020 match, was back on their knees — as was the Swedish team — before today’s match inside an empty Tokyo Stadium.
This marked the first demonstrations of the 2020/21 Games and pretty much guaranteed the Tokyo Games are going to usher in the wokest era in Olympic history. If you think Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising a fist for Black Power at the 1968 Games was something, you better buckle up because the IOC will soon lose control in Tokyo.
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) July 21, 2021
The Olympics Rule 50 has been in place to prevent athletes from protesting at the Games, but the organizing committee has already backed off its plan to prevent protests in Tokyo. In early July, under pressure from the likes of hammer thrower Gwen Berry, the organization announced it would allow demonstrations before competitions.
“When expressing their views, athletes are expected to respect the applicable laws, the Olympic values and their fellow athletes. It should be recognized that any behavior and/or expression that constitutes or signals discrimination, hatred, hostility or the potential for violence on any basis whatsoever is contrary to the Fundamental Principles of Olympism,” the IOC said in a statement.
Still, the IOC says no protests during medal ceremonies – for now.
As for the match, the U.S. was not just beaten, it was destroyed. How bad was it? NBC’s Olympic page is now calling Sweden the gold medal favorite. Sweden “dominated from start to finish,” according to NBC. Uh, talk about sobering.
Here are the goals:
Sofia Jakobsson combines with Stina Blackstenius to give Sweden a 1 – 0 lead over @USWNT.
— 7Olympics (@7olympics) July 21, 2021
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 21, 2021
44-game unbeaten run about to end for USA. pic.twitter.com/6cxfujb1iC
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 21, 2021