Swimming gold medalist Klete Keller has been identified as part of the group which stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. last week – wearing United States Olympic apparel. Olympic fans from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms Summer Games Tickets. Olympic Gymnastics admirers can book Olympic Swimming Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively at reduced prices.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump halted the Joint Session of Congress. Which was being held to certify the election of Joe Biden, on January 6. The riot caused in the deaths of five people, with more than 50 people hurt. According to Swim Swam, Keller has been identified in photos and videos from the riot by at least 12 people. Screenshots show a tall man in a United States Olympic team jacket standing in the rotunda in the Capitol Building.
Keller has now erased his social media accounts but had before been a vocal fan of Trump. Who has been accused of provocative the riot. USA Swimming confirmed to inside the games that it was aware of the reports.
“We admiration private individuals’ and groups’ rights to quietly protest but in no way condone the actions taken by those at the Capitol last week,” the governing body supposed.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has also condemned the participants of the riot. We support the right to peacefully protest and express values and viewpoints. Respectfully and lawfully – that is what makes our democracy strong.
“We convict the violent actions of the rioters at the US Capitol last week,” the USOPC declaration supposed.
Unhappily, that is not what occurred in this case. There have been calls for both USA Swimming and the USOPC. To take action in contradiction of Keller, who could also face central charges. There have previously been sporting consequences from the US Capitol riot. For click here.
Keller made two Olympic gold medals and one silver with the American men’s 4×200 meters freestyle relay side. Triumphing at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and the final second at Sydney 2000. The 38-year-old also \demanded bronze medals in the men’s 400m freestyle at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.
Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster in New Jersey will no longer host. The 2022 US Professional Golfers’ Association Championship after organizers decided using the course would be “detrimental”. Bill Belichick, the trainer of National Football League Side New England Patriots. Also twisted down an offer to obtain the Presidential Medal of Liberty from Trump.
“Lately, I was offered the chance to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was privileged by out of admiration for what the honor signifies and admiration for prior recipients,” Belichick supposed.
Then, the tragic events of last week happened and the decision has been made. Not to move forward with the award. Newly-elected International Golf Federation President Annika Sörenstam conventional criticism. Last week for getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From Trump just hours after US Capitol were captured.
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