Tokyo Olympics: IOC to investigate after Chinese gold medallists wear Mao Zedong pins on podium, as state TV edits out badges

//Tokyo Olympics: IOC to investigate after Chinese gold medallists wear Mao Zedong pins on podium, as state TV edits out badges

Tokyo Olympics: IOC to investigate after Chinese gold medallists wear Mao Zedong pins on podium, as state TV edits out badges

Olympic chiefs say they have launched an investigation after China’s two track cycling sprint gold medallists wore pins bearing the image of the country’s founding father, Mao Zedong, during the medal ceremony.The Chinese duo of Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi may have breached International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules on the display of political paraphernalia as they celebrated on the podium after clocking 31.895 seconds to beat Germany in the final and win gold in the women’s team sprint. Bao…

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