Olympic medal ceremonies

In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Carmen Williamson, the first black boxing referee and judge at an Olympic games, poses with his honorary gold medal in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Family members say Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8, 2020 at a hospital in Toledo. (Zack Conkle/The Blade via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 2:32 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Carmen Williamson, who in the 1940s and ’50s was a top U.S. amateur boxer and then in 1984 became the first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games, has died. He was 94. Williamson died of COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, one of his...
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February 22, 2020 - 2:55 am
Bill Dennis remembers the stories his father-in-law Bill Wheatley would tell about playing in the 1936 Olympics. It was the first time basketball was a medal sport in the international event, and the United States won gold in Berlin. As team captain, Wheatley went up to the podium during the medal...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)
January 22, 2020 - 9:19 am
GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union. Freedom of speech on issues like anti-discrimination and gender equality needs to be protected from “a hypocritical rule,” FIFPro general secretary Jonas...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)
January 20, 2020 - 12:04 pm
More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into...
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Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), delivers a speech during the 135th Session of the IOC on the sideline of the the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 8:31 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this year's Tokyo Games, IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday. One day after the International Olympic Committee published guidelines specifying which...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, the driver of United States USA-1, Steven Holcomb, acknowledges the crowd after the team won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2-1/2 years after his death _ and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question _ Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have received at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Holcomb and teammates Steven Langton, Chris Fogt and Curt Tomasevicz were originally awarded bronze medals, which were eventually upgraded after a long probe of the Russian doping scandal that now overshadows those games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
November 18, 2019 - 3:27 am
U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...
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Mariya Lasitskene, of participates as a neutral athlete, clears the bar during the women's high jump finals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 30, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships Monday (all times local): 10.50 p.m. Norway's Karsten Warholm has defended his title in the 400-meter hurdles but fell short of world record pace, as Qatar celebrated its first medal for the home team. Warholm went out fast...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:53 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games. The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice. He won a bronze medal in the individual...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:58 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russia's imminent return from a doping suspension won't be derailed because its hockey players sang their national anthem, the International Olympic Committee said Monday. The Russian men's team defied IOC rules by belting out the anthem at their medal ceremony...
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Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate with their coach Oleg Znarok after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 25, 2018 - 6:58 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They weren't allowed to fly their flag or play their anthem. That didn't mean there were no celebrations for the Russians in Pyeongchang. A drought-breaking hockey victory on Sunday and a women's figure skating title provided a prestige boost for a team of athletes who...
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