Barrovian football star Georgia Stanway and her Team GB team-mates will take the knee at this month's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The decision follows clarification from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that gestures such as this were permitted on the field of play prior to the start of competition, a statement on said.

Head coach Hege Riise said the squad "were all united" in their decision, and defender Demi Stokes believes taking a knee highlights that racial injustice remains 'something serious'.

"We all feel strongly as individuals and as a team," said the 29-year-old.

"We all understand what's been going on around racism and discrimination. It is the people that don't have a voice that we are standing up for.

"We know we have a big part to play. It's important we use our platforms to help in any way we can.

"We want to show to everyone this is something serious. It's still happening. What a way to do it, on an Olympic stage."

Players from Britain and abroad, in both the women's and men's game, have chosen to take the knee since football's resumption amid the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to bring attention to racial injustice.

Team GB players and staff approached the British Olympic Association (BOA) with their intention to take the knee and it was relayed to the IOC.

Goalkeeper Carly Telford said it was "one of the first things we discussed as a group" and hopes the "power of the Olympics" can reinforce the message.