SPORT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE ON GEORGE FLOYD DEATH ANNIVERSARY

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Athletes and U.S. sporting bodies renewed their commitment to the fight for social change and racial justice today (Tues), the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin.

Floyd died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes and his killing triggered the largest U.S. protest movement in decades over police brutality against Black people.

Chauvin was found guilty of murdering Floyd last month.

Athletes, including LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, and Lewis Hamilton were some of the most prominent supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling for justice for Floyd and victims of police brutality and racism.

Earlier today (Tues), Formula One champion Hamilton said Floyd’s legacy would last forever.