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Limiting ourselves to the USA team, there were 18 African-American Olympians on the 1936 USA Olympic Team. These athletes won total of 13 medals. And in winning these 13 medals, the African-American athletes finished ahead of the top German athlete every time: 100-m dash: Jesse Owens won gold & Ralph Metcalfe won silver. Germany did not win a medal....


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There appears to be a lot of conflicting statements about Peter Norman. From what I can tell the AOC has always had great respect for him, and consider him one of the greats. It also appears he did not qualify for the 1972 trials, and this was reported at the time. He admitted so himself, as he was suffering a knee injury. The idea that he was deliberately ...



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