An anti-racism kneel performance made its first appearance at the Olympics. This is because the IOC has a slightly different interpretation of the players’ political expressions this time. However, in this scene, the Japanese media also added the story of the Taegeukgi ceremony, which was not a problem, as they brought out the Dokdo ceremony during the London Olympics match between Korea and Japan.
Correspondent Kim Min-gwan.
The moment when Korea won the match against Japan and confirmed the Olympic bronze medal for the first time in the history of Korean football, the International Olympic Committee and the IOC took this scene into question.
He was handed a soccer fan’s cheering tool, but as the medal deprivation was discussed, Park Jong-woo, the protagonist of victory, did not even make it to the podium.
It’s because of ‘political action’.
And yesterday, players from England and Chile, as well as players from the United States and Sweden, knelt before the match.
[티어나 데이비슨/미국 여자축구 대표 : 우리와 스웨덴팀이 경기 전에 보인 연대는 정말 멋졌어요.]
Initially, the IOC banned this behavior under the Olympic Charter, which forbids political, religious, and racial propaganda, but this time around, it gave a slightly different interpretation.
[토마스 바흐/IOC 위원장 (지난 20일) : 무릎 꿇기는 허용됩니다. 올림픽 헌장 50조 위반이 아닙니다.]
Then, today (the 22nd), a Japanese media suddenly thought of Korea at these appearances.
He recalled Park Jong-woo’s Dokdo ceremony 9 years ago and wrote, “Korea has been involved in political activities in the stadium before,” and added, “Korea has already foretold the ‘Taegeukgi Ceremony’.”
Waving the flag at the stadium is not at all forbidden, but rather a kind of ceremony that the medal-winning nationals proudly do, and even such remarks were taken into consideration.
(Video design: Kim Choong-hyun)
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