Iconic Images in Summer Olympics History

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  • Muhammad Ali 1996 Olympics
  • Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games
  • 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

Black Power

American Olympians Tommie Smith (middle) and John Carlos (right) struck this iconic pose at the Award Ceremony for the 200m race at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City to bring global awareness to the plight of Black Americans. 

(Photo: DPA/LANDOV)

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