Another ungrateful athlete takes a knee

Apparently, gratitude is as obsolete as the truth on a network newscast.  We have another example from the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, where U.S. fencer Race Imboden took a knee while the "Star-Spangled Banner" played for the gold medals won by Imboden and teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin (who both stood for the anthem). "Every athlete competing at the 2019 Pan American Games commits to terms of eligibility, including to refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature.  In this case, Race didn't adhere to the commitment he made to the organizing committee and the USOPC," Mark Jones, vice president of communications, USOPC (United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee), said in a statement on Saturday.  Although Jones's statement appears that the team leadership are not pleased with Imboden's actions, it remains to be seen what, if any, action will be...(Read Full Post)
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