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Germany unveiled colorful uniforms for its Sochi Winter Olympics team at a runway show in Düsseldorf on Tuesday. Some are saying that the rainbow clad uniforms are a subtle political statement against Russia's anti-gay policies.
Germany unveiled colorful uniforms for its Sochi Winter Olympics team at a runway show in Düsseldorf on Tuesday. Some are saying that the rainbow clad uniforms are a subtle political statement against Russia’s anti-gay policies. | The German Olympic Uniforms Are Basically Pride Flags
Berlin 36 (2011; German): Based on the life of Gretel Bergmann, a German-Jewish high jumper. Securing the 1936 Summer Olympics for Berlin, Hitler was faced with a boycott due to his anti-Semitic policies. Gretel was recruited to compete but the Nazis conspired against her for ideological reasons. Their plan was to have a young man who was raised as a woman be her competition.
What Happened When Hitler Hosted the Olympics 80 Years Ago
As Hitler rose to power in Germany and barred Jewish athletes from competing in the summer games, many considered skipping the Olympics. Adolf Hilter, who had effectively become Germany’s dictator in 1933, had instituted an “Aryans-only” policy throughout all German athletic organizations, sparking global outrage, especially among American athletes. Only one German-Jewish athlete was permitted to play in the games—fencer Helene Mayer—because only her father was Jewish. Even her position…
**In the months leading up to the games, debates arose in six countries, especially the United States, as to whether or not to Boycott the Olympics. Many saw Nazi policies as contradictory to the ideals of the games, and participating would equal endorsing those policies. In response the German team integrated Helene Mayer, a previously exiled Part-Jewish athlete. This superficial move, along with shrewd diplomacy, was able to sway foreign opinion just enough to lift most of the boycotts.
August 1, 1936 - The Summer Olympics Games open in Berlin, Germany under the watchful eye of German leader Adolph Hitler, whose policies of Arian supremacy had already begun to take shape. The star of the games was Jesse Owens, a black American, who won four gold at the Berlin 1936 Games.