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US athletes who protested during national anthem at Pan Am Games get 12-month probation
By Owen Daugherty - 08/20/19 07:19 PM EDT

Two U.S. athletes who protested during the national anthem at the Pan American Games earlier this month have been given formal reprimands.

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced Tuesday that American fencer Race Imboden and hammer thrower Gwen Berry would each be given 12 months of probation, according to The Associated Press.

Images that went viral earlier this month showed Imboden kneeling on the stand during the medal ceremony, while Barry raised her fist on the podium. Both athletes said the demonstration was aimed at protesting racial and social injustice.

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Good and if they don't appreciate where they are, bring new athletes in, they may appreciate their surroundings.

Meghan who? The USA 2nd 11 best woman soccer players could have won that World Cup, though some, like Tobin Heath are probably very good persons who won't do these shenanigans.


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