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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  Silver medalist Josh Prenot of the United States, gold medalist Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan and bronze medalist Anton Chupkov of Russia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Breaststroke Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) READ MORE
FILE -  In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, United States athletes Tommie Smith, top center, and John Carlos, top right, extend their gloved fists skyward during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200-meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australia's silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. When Tommie Smith bowed his head and thrust a black-gloved fist toward the sky from the top of the Olympic podium 45 years ago, he was making a personal statement about human rights. With questions swirling over an anti-gay law in Russia, which will host the Winter Games in Sochi in February, today's athletes face a similar choice, Smith told The Associated Press Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at a track and field meet in Rieti, Italy. (AP Photo/File) READ MORE