Brave Olympians past and present

photo of Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa, an Ethiopian athlete who risked his life to draw attention to Ethiopia’s Oromo rights movement. More on Oromo rights here. 

Peter Norman, the Australian athlete who sacrificed his athletic career to support the American civil rights movement.

HT/Ethan Zuckerman who is pretty brave himself

Image source: By Denis Barthel – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,