The women’s football team of Great Britain plans to take a knee before kick-off at the Tokyo Olympics.

The players have been performing the anti-racism stance over the last year and the IOC relaxed its rules this month to allow Olympic athletes to make gestures of protest in their field of play at the Tokyo Games.

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“The players and staff have been taking the knee at club and international level for over a year now,” Britain coach Hege Riise said, “and we were all united in our decision to continue doing whatever we can to raise awareness of racism and discrimination in all its forms, standing in unity and solidarity with all those whose lives are affected.”

The Olympics start next week with Britain playing host Japan, Canada and Chile in the group stage.

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