The IOC has been hypocritical for decades. Every time they play a gold medalist's national anthem, they are being political. When they kicked out the Taiwanese athletes from the Montreal Olympics in 1976 because Communist China didn't like it, they were being political. When they kicked John Carlos and Tommy Smith out of the Olympic Village in Mexico City and sent them home after their "Black Power" protest in 1968, they were being political. When they allowed Hitler to use the Olympics as a display of Nazi fascism in Berlin in 1936, they were being political. When they stripped Native American Jim Thorpe of all his gold medals because he made a few bucks playing baseball, they were being political.
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