Olympics: Briton Gemili to take a knee if he wins medal in Tokyo

FILE PHOTO: Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's 4x100 Metres Relay Heats - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - October 4, 2019 Britain's Adam Gemili before the race REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

(Reuters) - Adam Gemili said he would take a knee at the Tokyo Games if he wins a medal and the British sprinter predicts "all hell would break loose" if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) punishes athletes for protesting.

The IOC said last month it was retaining Rule 50 forbidding any kind of "demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda" in venues and other Olympic areas for the July 23-Aug. 8 Games.

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