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(USA Today)   Thanks to his participation in the DC Sedition Hoedown on January 6th. swimmer and three-time Olympian Klete Keller is now facing more felony charges than he has gold medals...and he has five of those   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2021-01-15 9:41:52 AM  
Ah, the rare MAGAt insurrectionist who has a passport to surrender makes an appearance.
 
2021-01-15 9:56:13 AM  
He has two Olympic gold medals.
 
2021-01-15 10:11:07 AM  
He was charged with obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, a felony, and two misdemeanors: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
 
2021-01-15 10:17:38 AM  
I'm loving that ClownHall, of all things, is what provided the evidence for the criminal complaint.
 
2021-01-15 10:54:42 AM  
He's no Michael Phelps.

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/I"m sorry, I didn't mean it, Michael. I know you had some hard times after the Olympics.
 
2021-01-15 11:22:24 AM  

PreMortem: He was charged with obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, a felony, and two misdemeanors: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.


Charged with...facing?  a whole nother kettle of fish.  A lot of these guys are being booked on Placeholder Charges...easy stuff they have them dead to rights on, while prosecutors deliberate on the big stuff like insurrection and sedition....and maybe just maybe see how many o these guys they can get to flip on the organizers and masterminds
 
2021-01-15 12:22:49 PM  
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
 
2021-01-15 12:24:20 PM  
What are the odds they'll strip him of those medals?
 
2021-01-15 12:24:45 PM  
Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?
 
2021-01-15 12:25:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: He's no Michael Phelps.

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/I"m sorry, I didn't mean it, Michael. I know you had some hard times after the Olympics.


Lochte probably doesn't mind his name being out of the swimming world news for a while too.
 
2021-01-15 12:25:58 PM  
False, subby. Klete Keller earned two gold medals for participating in the 4x200 freestyle relays in Athens and Beijing. His other three medals were silver (the same relay in Sydney) and bronze (the 400 freestyle in Sydney and Athens).

/former swimmer who is ashamed of what Klete Keller made his sport look like
 
2021-01-15 12:26:43 PM  
Klete Keller?
His parents must have hated him.
 
2021-01-15 12:26:52 PM  
I want someone to follow up with these people their first year in to their sentence in prison and ask them "So, was Trump worth it?"
 
2021-01-15 12:27:10 PM  

emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?


Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?
 
2021-01-15 12:27:11 PM  

kobrakai: What are the odds they'll strip him of those medals?


Essentially none.  There is no rule that affects your medals for behavior after the Olympics.  Also, if trying to destroy Western democracy were against the Olympics ideals, they would have to disband themselves.
 
2021-01-15 12:27:20 PM  

Serious Black: /former swimmer who is ashamed of what Klete Keller made his sport look like


Don't feel too bad. Nobody cares that much about swimming.

;)
 
2021-01-15 12:27:30 PM  
So many Trumpanzees farking around and finding out.
 
2021-01-15 12:27:42 PM  
Is his middle name Kevin?
 
2021-01-15 12:27:49 PM  

whatshisname: Klete Keller?
His parents must have hated him.


His sisters were named Kelsey and Kalyn. I guess now we know why his family was so obsessed with names starting with the letter K.
 
2021-01-15 12:27:59 PM  
 
2021-01-15 12:28:10 PM  
Proof positive that humans make horrible role models. They'll always let you down. Some will let you down in dramatic fashion, like this amphibious asshole, while others will simply be humans doing human things.

No one is worthy of that kind of lionization and exaltation. No one. You swim fast, you get a medal. Transaction completed.
 
2021-01-15 12:28:38 PM  
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2021-01-15 12:28:56 PM  

Magorn: PreMortem: He was charged with obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, a felony, and two misdemeanors: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Charged with...facing?  a whole nother kettle of fish.  A lot of these guys are being booked on Placeholder Charges...easy stuff they have them dead to rights on, while prosecutors deliberate on the big stuff like insurrection and sedition....and maybe just maybe see how many o these guys they can get to flip on the organizers and masterminds


Which will be tough, since I imagine many just showed up with the actual idea of not-terrorism, and weren't really in on it. A number clearly had a plan, though, and these idiots were part of it, to give cover and an entry breach.
 
2021-01-15 12:28:58 PM  
It's ridiculous and uneccesssary for there to be so many...

...medals for swimming in the olympics, it's a crock of bullshiat, winning multiple medals has been cheapened by lazy swimmers that are really only good at one sport. Cut swimming down from all the stupid different stroke styles to just freestyle. If the swimmers want more medals make them learn other sports like everyone else. Its like if we had running, jogging, speed walking, hopping on one foot, hopping on two feet, running backwards, running sideways, crab walking, and skipping all as different events. fark that. Swimmers are the worst olympians. Fite me.
 
2021-01-15 12:29:04 PM  

phalamir: kobrakai: What are the odds they'll strip him of those medals?

Essentially none.  There is no rule that affects your medals for behavior after the Olympics.  Also, if trying to destroy Western democracy were against the Olympics ideals, they would have to disband themselves.


So I guess he can use them for his bail collateral then.
 
2021-01-15 12:29:44 PM  

Renob: Is his middle name Kevin?


I'm thinking Klancy.
 
2021-01-15 12:30:01 PM  

RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?


Cheating during the Olympics.  And back in ye olden days, receiving any compensation for any competition before the last medal earned.  But those were breaking rules set out by the Olympics.  It doesn't have any rules about sedition.  Well, I mean, the IOC would be in favor of it if it secured them more control over a host city, but that is entirely administrative, not competitive.
 
2021-01-15 12:30:38 PM  

shut_it_down: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

They've never pulled Olympic medals for unrelated criminal behavior.


That's a shame.  Oh well, here's hoping this guy is reduced to hocking them on 5miles in a few months to cover his legal bills.
 
2021-01-15 12:31:18 PM  

RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?


It's happened 149 different times. The vast majority of these cases resulted from testing samples kept long after the Olympics proved athletes used PEDs.
 
2021-01-15 12:34:09 PM  

RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?


Jim Thorpe had his medals stripped after a determination that he was not an amateur.  This was really a quaint definition back in simpler times.

Klete strikes me as a full on amateur.
 
2021-01-15 12:34:12 PM  

groppet: phalamir: kobrakai: What are the odds they'll strip him of those medals?

Essentially none.  There is no rule that affects your medals for behavior after the Olympics.  Also, if trying to destroy Western democracy were against the Olympics ideals, they would have to disband themselves.

So I guess he can use them for his bail collateral then.


Gold is usually worth about $600, and silver $350.  So, as long as bail was about $2000, yeah.
 
2021-01-15 12:34:55 PM  

whatshisname: Klete Keller?
His parents must have hated him.


His grandmother Helen doesn't see what the problem is.
 
2021-01-15 12:36:11 PM  
Remember that time when so many pearls were clutched because Michael Phelps used the marijuana?

That was cute.
 
2021-01-15 12:37:43 PM  

emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?


Agreed.  Strip his medals and promote the 2nd, 3rd & 4th-place finishers to gold, silver and bronze.
 
2021-01-15 12:38:29 PM  

jsnbase: Renob: Is his middle name Kevin?

I'm thinking Klancy.


Kyle
 
2021-01-15 12:39:00 PM  
Maybe trump will get a commemorative coin minted for the insurrection.
 
2021-01-15 12:40:05 PM  
What a slack-jawed yokel.
 
2021-01-15 12:42:57 PM  

mathamagical: It's ridiculous and uneccesssary for there to be so many...

...medals for swimming in the olympics, it's a crock of bullshiat, winning multiple medals has been cheapened by lazy swimmers that are really only good at one sport. Cut swimming down from all the stupid different stroke styles to just freestyle. If the swimmers want more medals make them learn other sports like everyone else. Its like if we had running, jogging, speed walking, hopping on one foot, hopping on two feet, running backwards, running sideways, crab walking, and skipping all as different events. fark that. Swimmers are the worst olympians. Fite me.


When exactly did you fail your Olympic selection for swimming...
 
2021-01-15 12:43:49 PM  

Serious Black: False, subby. Klete Keller earned two gold medals for participating in the 4x200 freestyle relays in Athens and Beijing. His other three medals were silver (the same relay in Sydney) and bronze (the 400 freestyle in Sydney and Athens).

/former swimmer who is ashamed of what Klete Keller made his sport look like


DIVERS RULE!

/Flexes on diving board
 
2021-01-15 12:44:49 PM  

emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?


You're joking right?  After four years of this farking clown show, we're not even affiliated with the Bulgarian Brownies any more, never mind any serious global organizations.
 
2021-01-15 12:46:23 PM  

mathamagical: t's ridiculous and uneccesssary for there to be so many...

...medals for swimming in the olympics, it's a crock of bullshiat, winning multiple medals has been cheapened by lazy swimmers that are really only good at one sport.


That's no way to get on a cereal box

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2021-01-15 12:47:50 PM  

Magorn: PreMortem: He was charged with obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, a felony, and two misdemeanors: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Charged with...facing?  a whole nother kettle of fish.  A lot of these guys are being booked on Placeholder Charges...easy stuff they have them dead to rights on, while prosecutors deliberate on the big stuff like insurrection and sedition....and maybe just maybe see how many o these guys they can get to flip on the organizers and masterminds


Having a felony among your placeholder charges is an extraordinary level of "you're farked."

Look upon him and laugh.
 
2021-01-15 12:50:47 PM  
Interesting. Apparently not all Olympic athletes are young, idealistic liberal types. I would have thought the "We are the world" mentality that allegedly goes along with international sports competition would weed out the white nationalist douchebags.
 
2021-01-15 12:52:07 PM  

RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?


for non-cheating related issues?

The only ones that come to mind are the men's track team members who gave the Black Power salute, a few random athletes who behaved badly at medal ceremonies,  that BS about Jim Thorpe's amateur status, and I think some woman on the original Olympic team who had a glass of champagne one the cruise back
 
2021-01-15 12:59:17 PM  

Gonzo317: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


What? Did someone say my name?
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2021-01-15 1:37:56 PM  

mathamagical: It's ridiculous and uneccesssary for there to be so many...

...medals for swimming in the olympics, it's a crock of bullshiat, winning multiple medals has been cheapened by lazy swimmers that are really only good at one sport. Cut swimming down from all the stupid different stroke styles to just freestyle. If the swimmers want more medals make them learn other sports like everyone else. Its like if we had running, jogging, speed walking, hopping on one foot, hopping on two feet, running backwards, running sideways, crab walking, and skipping all as different events. fark that. Swimmers are the worst olympians. Fite me.


Or they should add 3 point shooting, free throw, slam dunk, 3 on 3, 2 on 2, and half court so basketball stats can earn more medals to balance it out.
 
2021-01-15 1:42:48 PM  

Magorn: PreMortem: He was charged with obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, a felony, and two misdemeanors: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Charged with...facing?  a whole nother kettle of fish.  A lot of these guys are being booked on Placeholder Charges...easy stuff they have them dead to rights on, while prosecutors deliberate on the big stuff like insurrection and sedition....and maybe just maybe see how many o these guys they can get to flip on the organizers and masterminds


Correct. More serious charges require grand juries in DC.
 
2021-01-15 1:45:43 PM  

Serious Black: RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?

It's happened 149 different times. The vast majority of these cases resulted from testing samples kept long after the Olympics proved athletes used PEDs.


Jim Thorpe* lost his Olympic medals because he played professional baseball prior to competing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Tho​r​pe

*a personal hero
 
2021-01-15 2:00:10 PM  
Say it ain't so, Shoeless Klete!
 
2021-01-15 2:01:02 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: Serious Black: RustyShock: emersonbiggins: Hey, IOC, can we get those medals yoinked?

Has that ever happened?  Has the IOC ever demanded back an Olympian's medals over anything?

It's happened 149 different times. The vast majority of these cases resulted from testing samples kept long after the Olympics proved athletes used PEDs.

Jim Thorpe* lost his Olympic medals because he played professional baseball prior to competing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thor​pe

*a personal hero


"professional" baseball.   basically a minor league where they passed the hat for meal money after the game.

the whole "amateurs only" thing  was basically intended  as a way to reserve the Games for the Upper class who could afford not to have a real job
 
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