Olympic bronze medallist fencer Race Imboden knelt during the American national anthem after winning gold in the men’s team foil, with a second protest then staged by hammer thrower Gwen Berry here at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
This week marks my 65th year in journalism, something which one might say is to be commiserated rather than celebrated. However, it has been a fascinating journey, to say the least, a helter-skelter of a ride through this sporting life alongside characters distinguished from the fatuous to the famous.
Exclusive: Samaranch vows to protect Olympic Movement if China's diplomatic rows with US and Canada affect Beijing 2022
China's increasingly bitter trade war with the United States has not impacted preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games so far but organisers admit it could affect planning if a solution is not found.