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IOC suspends its action on Raven Saunders' podium protest after her mother's death



The probe into US athlete Raven Saunders' X gesture at the Olympics has been suspended after she shared on social media that her mother has died.

Saunders (a 25-year-old Black, LGBTQ athlete) raised her hands and crossed them to form an X when she was on a podium as she and other medal winners posed for photos.

The symbol represents "the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet."

IOC was looking into the gesture as a potential breach of rules banning protests on medal podiums.

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Tags: black celebrities, lgbtq / rights, olympics, sports / athletes
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