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Athletics At XIX Summer Olympics

The medal presentation for the Men’s 200 metres final at the 1968 Summer Olympics, American athletes, gold medalist Tommie Smith (in centre) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) each raise a clenched fist and bow their heads during the United States National Anthem, as a Human Rights protest, while they stand on the podium with Australian silver medalist Peter Norman (1942-2006), in the Estadio Olimpico Universitario in Mexico City, Mexico on 16th October 1968. All three men wore badges expressing support for the Olympic Project for Human Rights; and Smith and Carlos' gestures have been described (by the men themselves) as both Black Power and Human Rights salutes. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Athletics At XIX Summer Olympics
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