Already a year late, the Tokyo games are not starting off on a good note so far. First, the suspension of the fastest woman on earth, Sha’Carri Richardson, due to her use of marijuana.
Now several outlets are reporting that the Tokyo games are banning the use of swim caps specifically designed for Black hair. First reported by Metro as an exclusive, Soul Cap was denied by FINA (the federation for international competitions in water sports) to by used by swimmers during the Olympic Games.
Natalie Morris of Metro writes, “While some swimming caps of a certain size and specification are approved to be worn at the Olympics and international competitions, these larger caps produced by SOUL CAP are not allowed, and athletes will not be able to compete while wearing one”