Gestures against racism fine but can't be in detriment of others' right to celebrate: Coe

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More sports News: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says he is happy to accommodate" athletes expressing their views against issues like racism but made it clear
NEW DELHI: World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says he is happy to accommodate" athletes expressing their views against issues like racism but made it clear that such gestures should not infringe on other sports persons' right to celebrate their moments of glory.Top athletes across the world have expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, which gathered steam after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.However, Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter bans any form of protest including taking a knee, raising a fist or refusing to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Coe finds nothing wrong in the expression of a view."It is pretty evident that everybody is reviewing their view about their approach within their own sport. I am very happy for the athletes if they choose to restate their opposition to discrimination or to racism in sport, anti-racist initiatives etc," Coe said in an interaction with PTI."I am very happy for that to be accommodated. I am also…
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