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US athletes placed on probation for protesting during national anthem at Pan Am Games

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The Olympic and Paralympic Committee says future misconduct will be met with stiffer penalties

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Two American athletes have been placed on 12-month probation for protesting during the playing of their own country's national anthem at the Pan American Games, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says future misconduct will be met with harsher punishment.

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Fencer Race Imboden and hammer-thrower Gwen Berry are the two athletes who were reprimanded, after Imboden took a knee and Berry raised a fist while the Star Spangle Banner during their respective medal ceremonies, NBC News reported.

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