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Raven Saunders   of the US raised her arms and crossed them in the shape of an “X” on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the shot put. She said later the gesture was  “for oppressed people”. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

In the morning, Raven Saunders of the United States captured the silver medal in the shot put. At night, Saunders delivered the first political demon(...)

 IOC president Thomas Bach waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of  the  2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre  in China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The Olympics have hit a reckoning point. With the Tokyo 2020 Games temporarily torpedoed by coronavirus amid a surging clamour among Olympic athletes (...)