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Why do the Olympics matter?
Throughout history, and today, sport has brought bitter national rivals together while providing hope in tough times.
Last updated: 12 Aug 2012 14:33 GMT
Why John Carlos and Tommie Smith still matter
The strong political statement that was made on Mexico's Olympic Games podium is still relevant today.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2011 11:40 GMT
Black power: 40 years of progress
4 decades since the black power salute at the 1968 Olympics, Obama becomes president.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2009 21:51 GMT
Black gloves wave Norman goodbye
American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously wore black gloves at their medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, were pallbearers at the funeral of Australian Peter Norman – the man who stood alongside them in their protest.
Last updated: 09 Oct 2006 09:11 GMT
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