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A COURAGEOUS STAND
In '68, Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists for racial justice.
TOMMIE IN A BREEZE
San Jose State's easygoing Tommie Smith (opposite) cracked the classic mold and won his heralded duel with teammate Lee Evans. He broke two world ...
Boos and a beating for Tommie
Tommie Smith stood on the lowest of the three award platforms on the floor of the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The names of Jim Kemp, the surprising winner of ...
THE EYE OF THE STORM
As Tommie Smith stood on the victory stand after winning the Olympic 200-meter dash in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968, it struck him that he had enclosed his life ...
TWO GUYS NAMED JIM HAD THE SAME IDEA
But the race was the thing and, as the nine pounded toward the finish line, Tommie Smith, tall, lithe, graceful and, until that instant, unbeatable, was a stride ...
Triumph and Tragedy in Los Angeles
Epitomizing victory was Carl Lewis with four gold medals. In stark contrast was Mary Decker
A Year of Turmoil and Decision
The third NCAA championship was a breeze. Much more difficult problems were the black boycott of the Olympics, Lew's change of religious affiliation and his choice between the rival pro basketball leagues
The Master List
The 50 greatest sports figures of the century from each of the 50 states
THIS OLYMPIAN FEELS COMMERCIALISM AND NATIONALISM DEBASE THE GAMES
For the "somebody" so blithely unidentified happened to be a roommate of mine in the Mexico City Olympic Village, name of Tommie Smith.