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Jesse Owens' Four Golds Medals ~ Adolf Hitler intended the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to Showcase Nazi Germany; Prove Racial Inferiority of African-Americans as an ethnic group. Instead, American Track & Field Star Jesse Owens Stole The Show, Winning Four Gold Medals on Hitler's home turf. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1104/sports-greatest-moments/content.2.html

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

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Hard to believe Germany hosted the Berlin Olympics in 1936, but the bid was won in 1931; Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy

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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home

At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right rear) Dave Albritton, and Cornelius Johnson, high jumpers; Tidye Pickett, a hurdler; Ralph Metcalfe, a sprinter; Jim Clark, a boxer, and Mack Robinson, a sprinter. In front are John Terry, (left) a weight lifter and John Brooks, a long jumper.

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games. He was quoted saying the secret behind his success was “I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up

Abandoned Olympic Venues - 1936 Olympics in Berlin An abandoned swimming pool in the Nazi Olympic Village in Elstal, west of Berlin.

Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories