Groundhog Day for Sports:

IOC On the Wrong Side of History, Yet Again

The International Olympic Committee has taken a giant step backward — all the way to 1968.

That’s when Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos were expelled from the Mexico City Summer Games after they each raised a fist in a human rights salute during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner on the winners’ podium.

Smith and Carlos had just captured the gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200-meter race, and their provocative gesture called attention to the human…