I could feel my ears burning and my cheeks flush as I heard the announcers introduce the national anthem singer.
I prepared to kneel, acutely aware of the fact that I would be sticking out like a sore thumb, on the track, in front of internationally streamed media, representing my team.
But this is bigger than me.
This is bigger than you.
And it’s bigger than my coerced participation in standing to face a flag for the national anthem.