Many athletes will have restricted freedom of speech during this year's Olympics in Tokyo. According to MSN, athletes participating in the sports will not be allowed to wear any "Black Lives Matter" apparel. The International Olympic Committee says athletes will be punished if seen wearing the apparel. The IOC says athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics after a survey found that a majority of competitors were in favor of keeping the ban in place. There will be no raising a fist, or taking a knee unless athletes want to be punished. The athletes can't wear slogans such like "Black Lives Matter at Olympic venues. However, apparel with the words like "peace," "equality," "solidarity" and so forth is okay to wear on shirts.