News

American athletes get a reprimand for a political protest on the podium

Fencer Race Imboden and kogelslingeraar’s Biggest Tuesday (local time) an official reprimand by the U.s. olympic committee (USOPC for their political protest at the Pan-American Games.

Imboden, and Berry, a suspended sentence of twelve months to be received. This means that they are not to be excluded from the participation in the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo, japan.

The USOPC, as well as the international olympic committee, which is a rule that says that athletes should refrain from political protests during major events.

USOPC boss, Sarah Hirshland in a letter to Imboden, and chuck Berry, which was in the hands of the American news agency AP, it was becoming clear that American athletes, in the future, more severe punishment will be to close it. “A reprimand will not be sufficient.”

“We have to understand is that we are clearer as to what it is for Us as athletes is when they have the rules on political protests are broken. We will much more clearly define what the consequences will be if the American athletes to protest at the forthcoming Olympics.”

We must call for change.
This week I am honored to represent Team USA at the Pan Am Games, taking home a Gold and a Bronze. My pride, however, has been cut short by the multiple shortcomings of the country I hold so dear to my heart. Racism, Gun Control, the mistreatment of immigrants,

AvatarAuteurRace_ImbodenMoment of plaatsen00:41 pm – August 10, 2019

Imboden spoke out against the Home

The 26-year-old Imboden sat down a week and a half ago, at the stage when the American national anthem was being played. The floretschermer at the Pan American Games in Lima, peru won the gold medal in the teamonderdeel.

The man then wrote on Twitter that it was to kneel, three years ago, for the first time, it was made by American footballer Colin Kaepernick, and a protest was made against the “shortcomings” of the country. “The racism, the arms export control, it is wrong to treat immigrants, and a president who hates the spread and stand on the top of the list.”

In the case of Berry, who won gold in the kogelslingeren, thrusting her fist in the air during the American national anthem. Thus, she had the same type of object, when Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympic Games in 1968. Smith and Carlos were at the time, a penalty away from the Play.

Berry responded on Twitter to the news of her punishment: “If you have nothing to say, it will not happen, it will, and there’s nothing to be improved, there will be no change.”

“If nothing is said, nothing will be done, & nothing will be fixed, & nothing will change.”

AvatarAuteurMzBerryThrowsMoment of plaatsen02:41 pm – August 21, 2019

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular