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Centennial celebration ~ olympiad greatest moments ~ poster collection 1896-1996

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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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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from NPR.org

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.

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Jesse Owens Jesse Owens........winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay team.

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