B.A.A. Apologizes After American Flag Placed On Ground During Boston Marathon Ceremony

BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Athletic Association issued an apology after an American flag was placed on the ground during the medal ceremony for the Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair division.

Daniel Romanchuk became the first American since 1993 to win the race in a time of 1:21:36.

While the United States national anthem played, Romanchuk draped the flag over his shoulders. A race official then removed the flag to place Romanchuk’s winner’s medal and crown on him, and in the process placed the flag on the ground,

Jack Fleming, the chief operating officer of the B.A.A. said the organization “apologizes sincerely” for the way the flag was handled.

“The Boston Athletic Association apologizes sincerely for the nature in which our Men’s Wheelchair Award Ceremony was held,” Fleming said. “We are reviewing our…

Original published: 2019-04-15 11:46:52 Read the full Boston News here


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