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‘United in our decision’ – Team GB footballers to take knee at Olympics

  • ‘An important symbol of protest against discrimination’
  • Houghton, Ingle and Little named as three joint captains

The Team GB women’s football team have confirmed they will take a knee ahead of kick-off during the Tokyo Olympics and selected three captains – one from England, Wales and Scotland each – for the tournament.

With the team’s first game next Wednesday, against Chile in Sapporo, the squad have welcomed the recent clarification provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Rule 50 to allow athletes to make gestures on the field of play, provided they do so without disruption and with respect for fellow competitors.

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