Iconic Images in Summer Olympics History

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  • Michael Phelps Beijing Olympics
  • Michael Johnson 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • 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

Triumph in the Lion's Den

Jesse Owens triumphed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics amid the racist Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. Owens set a record for the 200 meter race and won three other gold medals. 

(Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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