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China says no more Mao badges after IOC warning

BBC News

August 7, 2021

China has said its athletes will no longer wear political badges at medal ceremonies at the Tokyo Games, the International Olympic Committee says.

The IOC says it has received a “clarification” from the Chinese Olympic Committee over the political gesture of its athletes.

Two Chinese cyclists wore badges with an image of former leader Mao Zedong during a medal ceremony last week.

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