Iconic Images in Summer Olympics History

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  • Jesse Owens Berlin Olympics
  • Kerri Strug 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Greg Louganis 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Bob Beamon 1968 Mexico Olympics
  • Magic Johnson 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Muhammad Ali 1996 Olympics
  • Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games
  • Michael Phelps Beijing Olympics
  • Michael Johnson 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Mexican Jumping Beamon

U.S. Olympian Bob Beamon took the gold and set an Olympic record during the Men's Long Jump event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. 

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