U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and 1968 Olympian John Carlos joined a growing chorus in sports to let competitors protest at events, calling on the International Olympic Committee to abolish its rule prohibiting such demonstrations.

Members of the Athletes’ Advisory Council, the representative athletes’ body of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, wrote in the letter Saturday that the IOC should end its no-protest rule and develop a new policy with athlete representatives that protects athletes’ freedom of expression…

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