World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:00 KST
* Date : 2019-09-24
Controversy has emerged regarding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics over the issue of political expressions. The organizing committee of the Tokyo games said it will allow spectators to use Japan's controversial Rising Sun flag, with South Korea lodging a complaint to the IOC to ban its use. This has led to a renewed interest in the often contentious relationship between sports and politics, with the Olympic Charter strictly forbidding the expression of political opinions in the Games. However, many athletes have used the global sporting event as a platform to protest against racism and other issues. Sports exchanges have also been used constructively as a tool of soft diplomacy to improve state-to-state relations and reduce tensions. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists to talk more about the interwoven relationship between sports and politics.
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