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

A Bump on the Head

HIV positive Olympic diver Greg Louganis made international headines when he hit his head on a diving board during the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Louganis went on to win two gold medals at the games despite the accident.

(Photo: BRIAN SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

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