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"Forty years after Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a civil rights gesture on the Olympic medal stand in Mexico City, protests on the podium could make a comeback in Beijing.". (FILES) US athletes Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R) raise their gloved fists in the Black Power salute to express their opposition to racism in the USA during the US national anthem, after receiving their medals 17 October 1968 for first and third place in the men's 200m event at the Mexico Olympic Games. At left is Peter Norman of Australia who took second place.
"Forty years after Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a civil rights gesture on the Olympic medal stand in Mexico City, protests on the podium could make a comeback in Beijing.". (FILES) US athletes Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R) raise their gloved fists in the Black Power salute to express their opposition to racism in the USA during the US national anthem, after receiving their medals 17 October 1968 for first and third place in the men's 200m event at the Mexico Olympic Games. At left is Peter Norman of Australia who took second place.

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