Class Act: Usain Bolt Drops Everything to Honor U.S. National Anthem

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    Class act: Usain Bolt Drops Everything to Honor U.S. National Anthem

    Class Act: Usain Bolt Drops Everything to Honor U.S. National Anthem | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Jamaican sprinter and four-time Olympic gold medalist Usain St. Leo Bolt is one classy guy.

    As American Sanya Richards-Ross awaited her gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, the “Star Spangled Banner” began to play. At the same time, Bolt was being interviewed by a Spanish journalist.

    This is where it gets good.

    Instead of continuing along and talking about, well, whatever he was talking about, Bolt halts the interview, asks the reporter to be respectful of the moment, and stands in silence to honor the U.S. national anthem and Richards-Ross’ victory.
     
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    I would Imagine he was more honoring another athletes medal ceremony than the national anthem, but either way it is a noble act. I wouldnt expect anyone to drop what they are doing if another countries national anthem is playing, but I would say dont disrupt whatever ceremony is going on.

    If he had continued his interview while the anthem was playing I would not have had any issue with him.
     
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    I have heard that he's a top bloke, very laid back. And he wants to come to Australia for a holiday!

    Someone give him my number...:badgrin:
     
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    YOu are right, Freewill, Bolt is one class act. :clap2:
     
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    Kudos to him, mon.
     
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    I love seeing stories like this. Reminds you how good most humans are.
     
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    So was the lady singing the words
     
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    I will give you a little bit of credit you fought a good fight to not say something bad, but you just couldn't help yourself. But I think it is a step in the right direction.
     
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    Kuddos to his parents.
     

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