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Is marijuana performance-enhancing as sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is banned?; New Olympic protest rules; Euro update; Jorge Mendes influen

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Episode 25 of Sport Unlocked, the podcast dissecting the week's sports news issues with interviews and insight from Rob Harris, Martyn Ziegler and Tariq Panja.
On the agenda on July 2, 2021:

A top American sprinter is banned after testing positive following marijuana use. Sha'Carri Richardson apol
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Episode 25 of Sport Unlocked, the podcast dissecting the week's sports news issues with interviews and insight from Rob Harris, Martyn Ziegler and Tariq Panja.
On the agenda on July 2, 2021:

A top American sprinter is banned after testing positive following marijuana use. Sha'Carri Richardson apologised and accepted a one month ban ahead of the Tokyo Games and could still get to race in an Olympic relay. But should marijuana use lead to such a punishment?
Plus the latest on the fraught buildup to the Olympics and new rules on when athletes can protest.
And on European football matters, we take you inside the Euro 2020 issues, how UEFA's financial fair play panel has been overhauled and the influence of Jorge Mendes.
There's also news of world cricket moving its T20 World Cup and an update on its suspended CEO.


Send any questions to the team on Twitter @SportUnlocked
Check out videos from the interviews on Sport Unlocked's YouTube channel, Instagram or Twitter pages
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So the, the controversial issue about political demonstrations at the olympics Something which has actually been, it's been going on for as long as I've covered the Olympics, which is sort of the last 20 years. Uh, so they have actually relaxed it somewhat. The, I see that they've always been absolutely adamant, nothing can be allowed. But what they have now said is that you are allowed to make a demonstration or protest within certain parameters before the start of your event, but they're still bands anything. You're not allowed to take the knee on the podium. Famous black power salute that Tremie Smith and John Carlos did in Mexico 68 on their podium. That's still banned. So it's trying to sort of answer that demands from some of the athletes involved, but it's very much a halfway house, which is part of the course, as far as the is concerned, so, an athlete can take any at the start of competition, say on the start line, but not if they win on the podium after collecting gold. Yeah, as far as the IOC are concerned, the podium is the holiest of Holy Sacrosanct. Quite hard. They're trying to thread the needle, aren't they? Here, There is a lot of backlash they would have faced if they had come down hard. Given the current environment, social justice campaigns across the globe from from from, from athletes across across sports market, referred in the UK, tennis players, athletes across across the world. Be interesting what type of protests we see and whether they're going to all be allowed. There's so many different issues at stake and that will be one for the IOC 22 a pine and I'm sure they will give us something to write about as well.
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